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Ambulance knocked over in Romford while on emergency call with patient inside

PUBLISHED: 13:35 31 August 2017 | UPDATED: 14:50 31 August 2017

An car and an ambulance crashed in South Street, Romford, while the ambulance was on an emergency call. Picture: Steven David

An car and an ambulance crashed in South Street, Romford, while the ambulance was on an emergency call. Picture: Steven David

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A car has collided with an ambulance on an emergency call, knocking it onto its side with a patient and two paramedics inside.

The emergency vehicle was crossing the junction of South Street and Old Church Road, in Romford, at 11.38am, when the accident happened.

The ambulance was flipped on its side, and the red hatchback then appears to have hit a bus.

Michelle Anthoo was waiting at the traffic lights when the crash occurred.

“The ambulance drove past on the same side as me, and a car coming from the right drove straight into the side of the ambulance and it turned over,” she said.

“Many of us ran over to help get the casualties and paramedics out of the ambulance.

“I’m still in a bit of shock, it was terrible to see that.”

A London Ambulance Service (LAS) spokesman said: “We sent three further ambulances crews, two paramedics in cars and three incident response officers to the scene.

“The ambulance involved in the collision was taking a patient to hospital.

“He is not believed to have suffered any further injury as a result of the collision and was transferred to one of the other ambulances.”

Two paramedics, as well as the driver of the car, were also taken to hospital.

A police spokeswoman confirmed no serious injuries resulted from the crash.

The ambulance had been called to an address in Romford just before 11am, taking the patient who was unwell.

Road closure and local diversions remain in place.

Did you see what happened? Email ralph.blackburn@archant.co.uk.

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