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Ambulance crew injured whilst attending incident

26 April 2021

Three South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SWASFT) crew members were injured when a car collided with a parked ambulance in Southmead, Bristol at around 04:30am on Sunday 25 April. The crew were responding to a separate incident in a residential area at the time.

The crew members sustained non-life-threatening injuries in the collision and were conveyed to hospital for further treatment. Two of them have now been discharged home and the third remains in hospital.

A spokesperson for South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SWASFT), said: “At around 04:30am on Sunday 25 April a car collided with a parked ambulance attending an incident in Southmead, Bristol. Three of our colleagues sustained injuries, and were conveyed to hospital for further treatment. Two of our colleagues have been discharged. One remains in hospital receiving treatment for serious injuries; their condition is not life-threatening. Our thoughts remain with them all as they recover.”

We continue to work closely with Avon and Somerset Police who have put out an appeal for witnesses to find the driver of the car, who fled from the scene at the time. Since then one arrest has been made in connection with this incident, however further enquiries are ongoing.

Avon and Somerset police are asking anyone who may have seen the incident or have relevant mobile phone or Dash Cam footage to contact them on 101 quoting reference number 5221088520.

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The South Western Ambulance Charity, founded in 1995, uses gifted monies to benefit those in our communities who use our service and to improve the welfare of the staff and volunteers of the South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust. 

Our charitable support covers Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Somerset and Wiltshire including Bristol and Swindon.

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