Exclusives
FacebookTwitterLinkedInGoogle+RSS Feed
Fire EMSEMS TodayEMS Insider

UK Ambulance Overturns, Paramedics Cut Free

AN ambulance overturned on its way to an emergency call following a collision with a white van.

Three paramedics trapped inside the vehicle were cut free by firefighters.

The driver and passenger, both aged 49, were taken to Warrington Hospital.

A third member of the crew, a man, aged 31, rescued from the back of the ambulance, suffered minor whiplash injuries but did not require hospital treatment.

The accident happened at the junction of Halton Brow and Boston Avenue in Runcorn, at 7.40am today.

Steve White, crew manager at Runcorn Fire Station, said: "Two ambulance personnel were trapped inside the cab.

"It was on its side so they couldn't go through the door. They decided to remove the windscreen to gain direct access.

"One of the men was complaining of back injury, the other had leg injuries.

"They were able to give themselves an assessment."

The driver of the van, a 48-year-old Runcorn man, and his passenger did not need hospital treatment.

Two ambulances, three rapid response vehicles and a medical officer attended the crash.

Dave Kitchin, area head of service for North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust, said: "The trust would like to pass on our thanks to the fire service for their swift action in extricating the staff involved.

"We are pleased that no-one has been seriously injured as a result of this accident.

"We will be fully co-operating with the police and their enquiries."

Roads were closed until lunch time for vehicles to be recovered.

Police are appealing for witnesses.



RELATED ARTICLES

How the Nation's First ALS Response Vehicle is Being Restored

The Heartmobile was lost to time until a few ambitious volunteers found it.

Australia's Royal Flying Doctor Service is the World's Largest Aeromedical Response Service

Providing effective aeromedical retrieval across 2.76 million square miles.

Rule Change in California May Change Ambulance Business

A decades-old rule that kept all but one ambulance company from doing business in Riverside may be changed to what officials say is a fairer system. Wit...

Ron Thackery Discusses Ambulance Specifications at EMS Today 2015

Ron Thackery is a senior vice president of professional services and integration at American Medical Response. He's responsible for safety, risk manageme...

Buried in Boston

A Boston EMS Ambulance reserve unit is buried under 95 inches of snow that accumulated in the vehicle storage facility parking lot in Boston over the past fe...

Maryland State Police Aviation Command Continues Perfecting HEMS Fleet

Updates to old helicopters provide new opportunities to improve patient care.

Features by Topic

JEMS Connect

CURRENT DISCUSSIONS

 
 

EMS BLOGS

Blogger Browser

Today's Featured Posts

Featured Careers