Ambulance car involved in crash close to Norwich railway station

The ambulance car is recovered from the scene of the crash in Riverside Road. Pic: Paul Bayfield.

The ambulance car is recovered from the scene of the crash in Riverside Road. Pic: Paul Bayfield. - Credit: Paul Bayfield

The ambulance car involved in the collision in Thorpe Road today was on its way to a 999 call, a spokesman has confirmed.

Eye-witnesses close to the scene reported that there was severe traffic congestion around the area after the ambulance car and another vehicle were involved in a crash, shortly after midday.

A spokesman from the ambulance service said: 'I can confirm one of our rapid response vehicles was involved in a minor RTC earlier today in Thorpe Road, Norwich.

'We had an ambulance officer on the scene within 3.5 minutes and an ambulance crew shortly afterwards. The injuries sustained were relatively minor and nobody was taken to hospital.'

The ambulance car involved in the collision was on its way to an emergency call in Heartsease Lane, where a woman in her 30s had fallen unconscious.

The spokesman added: 'Another ambulance crew was quickly dispatched and arrived within 7.5 minutes. In that incident, the patient declined hospital treatment.'

Two fire crews - one from Carrow and another from Earlham - also attended. A recovery vehicle was brought to remove the ambulance car and the road was then re-opened.