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Union offer support after death of ambulance driver

Union staff have said they are devastated after the death of a driver in a collision between two Welsh ambulances in North Wales.

UNISON, which represents ambulance drivers, said they would like pay tribute to Welsh Ambulance Service paramedics and technicians who came to the aid of their colleagues yesterday as well as the Welsh Air Ambulance.

There can be few more difficult jobs to have to do than work to preserve the life of your colleagues. UNISON Ambulance branches and personnel from every part of the UK have responded and passed on their prayers, solidarity, support and best wishes for the survivors.

We would like to thank each and everyone today.

– Margaret Thomas, UNISON Regional Secretary

Investigation launched after ambulance crash

Police in North Wales have launched an investigation into a crash involving two ambulances in Pwllheli.

The collision happened on the A499 yesterday afternoon.

All three emergency services were called to the scene and the road was immediately closed.

One of the ambulance drivers was pronounced dead at the scene and three other people were taken to Ysbyty Gwynedd in Bangor with serious injuries.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Roads Policing Unit on 101, quoting reference number U060780.

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Ambulance Service 'devastated' after driver crash

The Welsh Ambulance Service says it's 'absolutely devastated' and their thoughts are with the family of a driver who died in a crash on the A499 near Pwllheli.

“We were all absolutely devastated to hear about this tragic accident, and our thoughts are with everyone involved

We’re doing everything we can to support our affected colleagues, and are working hard to understand what happened."

– Sonia Thompson, the Trust's Head of Operations in North Wales

“Our thoughts this evening are with everyone affected by this incident, but particularly with the family of the colleague we have lost.

As an ambulance service we deal with road traffic accidents on a daily basis. These are always difficult for our staff to deal with, but even more so when they involve our colleagues.

We have plans in place to support our staff in Pwllheli and the wider Gwynedd area over the coming days.”

– Richard Lee, the Welsh Ambulance Service's Director of Operations

Ambulance driver killed in road crash

A man has died following a road traffic collision on the A499, Y Ffôr, Pwllheli.

At 15:01 North Wales Police responded to a report of a collision involving two ambulance vehicles.

All three emergency services were called to the scene and the road was immediately closed.

The driver of one of the ambulance vehicles was sadly pronounced dead at the scene and their next of kin have been informed.

Three other people have been taken to Ysbyty Gwynedd in Bangor with what is believed to be serious injuries.

The A499 is expected to remain closed for the next few hours and diversions are in place.

Police are appealing for witnesses and anybody with information is asked to contact the Roads Policing Unit on 101, quoting reference number U060780.

'Serious' accident involving two Welsh ambulances

Emergency services are dealing with a 'serious" road crash involving two Welsh ambulances.

Wales Air Ambulance Service. Credit: PA

The Welsh Ambulance Service says the crash happened shortly before 3pm on the A499 in Pwllheli.

"Multiple resources" are at the scene including Wales Air Ambulances, supported by North Wales Police and North Wales Fire and Rescue Service.

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