Ambulance ‘on its side’ after collision with car

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An ambulance believed to be responding to an emergency call is ‘on its side’ after a collision with a car this morning (Thursday, September 24).

Police were called to Watford Road in St Albans at around 10.05am following the incident involving the emergency vehicle and Volkswagen Polo.

The ambulance was reported to be on its side.

The air ambulance and fire service are in attendance.

The road is currently closed at the junction with St Stephens Avenue and Abbey Avenue while emergency services work at the scene.

An East of England Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Four ambulances, two officers, our hazardous area response team and the East Anglian Air Ambulance were dispatched to the scene, to provide care to four patients.

“A man, thought to be in his 50s, has been flown to the Royal London with critical injuries, and an elderly female with a serious head injury and suspected fracture has been conveyed to Watford Hospital by land ambulance.

“The two members of staff in our ambulance have been taken to Watford Hospital, one with a chest injury and another with minor injuries.

“The ambulance did not have a patient on board but was responding on blue lights to an emergency 999 call at the time of the incident.

“That patient has been seen and cared for by a paramedic.

“We are providing full support to the immediate family of our staff involved, and will be assisting our police colleagues with any resulting investigations.

“We’d like to express our sincere thanks to our fellow ambulance colleagues who provided care to all four patients at the scene, and our police and fire colleagues for their support.”