Paramedic hurt in crash on 999 call

A paramedic from the South Western Ambulance Service has been taken to hospital after his ambulance was involved in an accident whilst on a 999 call.

Paramedic hurt in road accident

Paramedic injured in 999 crash Credit: SW Ambulance Service

A paramedic was taken to hospital after being injured in a road traffic accident whilst responding to a 999 call.

The incident happened in Swindon this morning after his rapid-response vehicle (RRV) was involved in a collision en route to an emergency.

The incident took place shortly after 8.20am outside the trust’s ambulance station in Queen’s Drive – the RRV was leaving the station heading towards the nearby Magic Roundabout when it was struck by a car.

Staff from the ambulance station were immediately on hand to assess and treat occupants of both vehicles. The male driver of the other vehicle, and his young son, were not injured and both were discharged at scene after being assessed.

The paramedic was taken to Great Western Hospital by ambulance suffering minor injuries and has since returned home.

A second ambulance was immediately dispatched to the original 999 emergency – a man in his 60s complaining of chest pains. A back-up ambulance crew has since taken the patient to Great Western Hospital.