An ambulance had a crash with a lorry while driving under emergency conditions

Paramedics in hospital after 'emergency conditions' crash between ambulance and lorry

The scene of the accident

The scene of the accident

First published in New Forest
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Two paramedics and a lorry driver have been taken to hospital after a crash which has closed a road in New Milton.

Emergency services have been called to Lake Grove Road at the junction with Fernhill Lane after a crash involving a Ford Transit drop-side lorry and an ambulance just after 2.20pm.

Daily Echo:

The scene of the accident

The driver of the ambulance, a second paramedic and the driver of the lorry suffered serious injuries and had to be cut out of their vehicles by the fire service.

None of the injuries are thought to be life threatening.

A spokesperson for South Central Ambulance Service said that their vehicle was en-route to an emergency, and was driving under ‘emergency road conditions’.

Another resource was later used for that emergency and the two staff members have been taken to Southampton General Hospital.

 

Fernhill Lane and Barrs Avenue are closed to traffic. Drivers are asked to find alternative routes.

 

The road is likely to be closed for two hours, whilst accident investigation work is carried out.

Buses have been diverted.

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6:19pm Wed 3 Sep 14

BePositive.mum says...

The ambulance Service staff spend a lot of time driving under emergency conditions to people that do not need emergency assistance, I am not saying this is the case for this incident, just that please don't abuse the all ready over stretched service.
Wishing a speedy recovery to all involved, who's ever fault it may be...
The ambulance Service staff spend a lot of time driving under emergency conditions to people that do not need emergency assistance, I am not saying this is the case for this incident, just that please don't abuse the all ready over stretched service. Wishing a speedy recovery to all involved, who's ever fault it may be... BePositive.mum
  • Score: 36

7:17pm Wed 3 Sep 14

Saintly Sam says...

A Ford Transit drop side is a van, not a lorry.
A Ford Transit drop side is a van, not a lorry. Saintly Sam
  • Score: -16

8:41am Thu 4 Sep 14

Bassett Boy says...

But van doesn't sound as dramatic as lorry.
But van doesn't sound as dramatic as lorry. Bassett Boy
  • Score: 0

9:51am Thu 4 Sep 14

scoobysnacks says...

Our Paramedics do a wonderful job with very little thanks or appreciation from the NHS bosses or general public. Where would we be without them? I hope both Paramedics involved (and the van driver of course) make a thorough and speedy recovery and I hope the ambulance service gives the Paramedics all the support and care they need now and further down the line.
Our Paramedics do a wonderful job with very little thanks or appreciation from the NHS bosses or general public. Where would we be without them? I hope both Paramedics involved (and the van driver of course) make a thorough and speedy recovery and I hope the ambulance service gives the Paramedics all the support and care they need now and further down the line. scoobysnacks
  • Score: 16

7:16pm Thu 4 Sep 14

BePositive.mum says...

Saintly Sam wrote:
A Ford Transit drop side is a van, not a lorry.
doesn't matter exactly what, a van or a lorry hitting your ambulance is going to hurt someone, get well soon everyone,
[quote][p][bold]Saintly Sam[/bold] wrote: A Ford Transit drop side is a van, not a lorry.[/p][/quote]doesn't matter exactly what, a van or a lorry hitting your ambulance is going to hurt someone, get well soon everyone, BePositive.mum
  • Score: 2

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