Ambulance responding to emergency collides with car in Hambrook
An ambulance collided with a car on the ring road while rushing to an emergency.
The South Western Ambulance Service (SWAS) vehicle was using its blue lights and sirens when it went through a red light near Hambrook just before 7am this morning, colliding with another vehicle.
Another ambulance crew was sent to deal with the original 999 call - an elderly person who had suffered a head injury after a fall at a nursing home. The injury was not life-threatening and they were taken to Bristol Royal Infirmary.
An ambulance was called to take the woman driver of the car involved in the collision to Frenchay Hospital to be checked over. It is not believed that she suffered serious injuries.
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A spokesman for the service said the ambulance was believed to have suffered extensive damage.
The incident caused delays around Hambrook and the end of the M32.