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Ambulance crash - patient in hospital
A PATIENT transport ambulance was involved in a crash in Worcester while taking a woman between two hospitals.
The crash between the non-emergency patient transport vehicle and a box van happened at the junction of the A449 and Temeside Way, Powick at around 10.45am today.
Attending the scene were an emergency ambulance crew and two rapid response vehicles, one driven by a senior paramedic officer.
There were three people on board the non-emergency patient transport service vehicle. The driver, an attendant and a woman who at the time of the smash was being transferred from Queen Elizabeth Hospitalm Birmingham to Brecon Hospital.
The woman was taken to Worcestershire Royal Hospital in Worcester for check-ups. She did not suffer serious injuries but was taken to hospital as a precaution because of broken glass.
The driver and attendant were taken to Worcester ambulance station to be assessed by the GP on shift there.
Patient transport service journeys are non-emergency journeys carried out under normal road conditions. The vehicles do not have blue lights or sirens.