A spokesperson for Hampshire Police has confirmed that their officers collected paramedics and then drove the victim of an accident to hospital, because of a shortage of available ambulances.
A 5-year-old boy was involved in an accident earlier this morning on Ryde High Street. Officers collected an ambulance from a nearby station, before driving to Ryde School to collect waiting air ambulance paramedics.
Officers then assisted in loading the boy onto a stretcher before driving the paramedics, the child and family members to a hospital in Newport.
It's understood that the child ran out into the road causing the accident.