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Ambulance involved in crash returns to the scene

The ambulance that hit a little boy on London Road in Bath earlier today, has returned to the scene. It initially took the boy to the Royal United Hospital in Bath because he has serious head injuries.

Ambulance involved in the accident on London Road Credit: ITV West Country
Police officers assess the damage on the front bonnet Credit: ITV West Country

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Statement from ambulance service

At 4.01pm this afternoon, an ambulance crew responding to a 999 emergency reported to our clinical hub that they had struck a child near the junction with London Road and Snow Hill in Bath. They reported the child had suffered a significant head injury.

The patient was placed in the ambulance and taken by the crew straight to Royal United Hospital where he is now being treated. Due to the serious condition of the patient, police gave permission for the ambulance to leave the scene to take him to hospital.

– South Western Ambulance Service

They added:

Clearly our primary concern is for the patient and his family – senior executives from South Western Ambulance Service have travelled to Bath and will offer to meet with the family. We are also ensuring the crew involved are fully supported

We are also working closely with the police to ensure the circumstance surrounding this serious incident are fully investigated.

– South Western Ambulance Service

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Young boy hit by ambulance in Bath

A young boy has been taken to hospital with serious head injuries after being hit by an ambulance on its way to an emergency call in the centre of Bath. The accident happened at 4 o'clock on the London Road at Snow Hill.

The ambulance crew gave first aid to the boy at the scene and then took him to the Royal United Hospital. Police officers who were following the ambulance witnessed the incident. The ambulance was responding to a call about a car fire.

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Accident in Bath involving a vehicle and pedestrian

Bath and North East Somerset Council say London Road in Bath is closed because of a serious accident involving a vehicle and a pedestrian. It's likely to be closed for three hours.

Please be aware there is an Emergency Road Closure on London Road, Bath. This is in both directions at Snow Hill to the Esso Garage. Reason – serious collision between a vehicle and pedestrian. This road is likely to be closed for three hours. Signage is being provided for the closure by the Council. This will result in large volumes of traffic going onto other routes.

The Council will be monitoring traffic flows and making adjustments to signal timings in order to keep traffic moving as much as possible.

– Bath and North East Somerset Council
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