Tuesday 9th August 2016 – 9.50am – Murray MacGregor.
An elderly woman has died after a crash between a private non-emergency ambulance and a car.
It happened on the A49 in Shropshire at the turn for Strefford at just after 7.00pm on Monday evening.
Three ambulances and a paramedic area support officer were sent to the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “When crews arrived they found a non-emergency ambulance operated by MSL had been involved in a collision with a Ford Fiesta. Both had suffered considerable damage.
“The private ambulance was carrying an elderly lady at the time of the crash. She suffered serious injuries. After initial assessment and treatment, she was taken on blue lights to Royal Shrewsbury Hospital but sadly died shortly after arrival.
“The driver of the ambulance a man estimated to be in his 50s suffered chest pain. The attendant in the back of the ambulance, who was also estimated to be in her 50s, had leg and shoulder injuries. Both were taken to the same hospital.
“There were three people in the Fiesta, all in their late teens or early 20s. The 19 year old driver had a slightly reduced level of consciousness and back pain. He was immobilised before also being taken to hospital in Shrewsbury.
“The woman in the front passenger seat also went to the same hospital with minor injuries, but the man in the back of the car was uninjured and was discharged at scene.”