Belfast Telegraph

Saturday 29 November 2014

Patient dies following ambulance crash on Belfast's Westlink

Three crew and one driver were taken to hospital after an ambulance collided with a car at the Westlink in Belfast
Three crew and one driver were taken to hospital after an ambulance collided with a car at the Westlink in Belfast

A patient in his 50s who was on board an ambulance which collided with a car in Belfast has died in hospital.

The man - who was described as 'seriously ill' - died in hospital after the ambulance transporting him crashed on the Westlink earlier this afternoon.

Police have said that at this stage they "cannot say that the death occurred as a result of the collision".

The emergency vehicle was heading to the Royal Victoria Hospital when the incident occurred at the junction with the Grosvenor Road, an Ambulance Service spokesman said.

"The crew immediately summoned an additional ambulance to continue the transfer of the original patient to the RVH," he said.

"Further ambulances were required for the three crew and the driver of the car."

Three ambulance staff were taken to hospital. Two were treated for chest pains and head and neck injuries that are not believed to be life threatening.

A 51-year-old female driver has already been treated and left hospital.

The Grosvenor Road off slip of the West Link city bound was shut for a few hours.

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