Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 24 July 2014

Nine hurt after ambulance accident

Nine people had to be taken to hospital after an ambulance transporting a patient was involved in a road crash yesterday.

A number of cars were involved in the accident near Macosquin as the ambulance was taking the patient to Altnagelvin Hospital in Londonderry.

Following the crash, another ambulance took the patient to the hospital for treatment to a non life-threatening condition.

The patient and crew did not suffer any serious injuries.

A St John ambulance also stopped to assist and took some patients to the hospital.

One person who suffered a head injury, which is not believed to be life-threatening, was taken to Antrim Area Hospital.

Other patients were taken to the Causeway Hospital for assessment and treatment.

The Northern Ireland Ambulance Service thanked the St John ambulance crew for their assistance.

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