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Responders Transport Injured Cyclist in Furniture Lorry

ESSEX, England -- A cyclist badly hurt in a road accident had to be taken part of the way to hospital in a removal van.

Andrew Knight broke his hip when he came off his bike on a roundabout after an oil spill.

But an air ambulance could not land near him due to bad weather and paramedics had to commandeer a furniture lorry.

Bizarrely, the vehicle had been heading to Lord Sugar's house with a delivery.

The driver left the Apprentice star's marble table by the road to make room for Andrew and took him to a park a mile away to the waiting helicopter.

Andrew, 36, said: "There was no ambulance to move me from the road to the park so the medics flagged down a removal van.

"It was surreal, like something out of Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em.

"I want to say thanks to the driver of the van and sorry to Lord Sugar if I made his table late.

"On a serious note, if George Osborne's health service cuts go ahead we could all be getting furniture vans to hospital, This shows how vital our ambulance services are." Librarian Andrew was in agony after the accident in Loughton, Essex, on Monday.

He was flown to Princess Alexandra Hospital in Harlow and was due to be released yesterday.

East of England Ambulance Service said: "Crews often commandeer vehicles to help transport patients to awaiting helicopters."



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