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Four people are hurt as ambulance collides with another vehicle and overturns on Dorset street

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Four people are hurt as ambulance collides with another vehicle and overturns on Dorset street

  • Response vehicle was left damaged after colliding with a car at a busy junction 
  • Emergency services were called to scene on A35 in Ashley Cross Poole, Dorset
  • Pictures also showed members of the public climbing on top of vehicle to help










Shocking pictures show an ambulance on its side after a major crash at traffic lights which left four people injured.

The response vehicle was left damaged after colliding with a car at a busy junction.

Police and fire crews were called to the scene of the collision on the A35 in Ashley Cross in Poole, Dorset, this afternoon.

Road closures were put in place for the recovery of the vehicle and clean-up of the scene.

Police and fire crews were called to the scene of the collision on the A35 in Ashley Cross in Poole, Dorset, this afternoon

Police and fire crews were called to the scene of the collision on the A35 in Ashley Cross in Poole, Dorset, this afternoon

Pictures also showed members of the public climbing on top of the ambulance to try and help paramedics get out

Pictures also showed members of the public climbing on top of the ambulance to try and help paramedics get out

A South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SWASFT) spokesperson confirmed four patients were injured in the collision and taken to hospital

A South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SWASFT) spokesperson confirmed four patients were injured in the collision and taken to hospital

Pictures also showed members of the public climbing on top of the ambulance to try and help paramedics get out. 

One witness said: ‘Serious RTA in Ashley Cross this afternoon. Hero of the day is the chap on top of the overturned ambulance.’

No details have been released of any injuries.

Dorset Police said: ‘We received a report at 2.21pm on Friday, July 9, of a collision involving a car and an ambulance on Commercial Road in Poole.

‘It is reported that the ambulance was on its side.

‘The road is currently closed to allow emergency services to deal with the incident.

The response vehicle was left damaged after colliding with a car at a busy junction

The response vehicle was left damaged after colliding with a car at a busy junction

Road closures were put in place for the recovery of the vehicle and clean-up of the scene

Road closures were put in place for the recovery of the vehicle and clean-up of the scene

‘The local authority has been requested to clear fluid in the road.’

South Western Ambulance Service has been contacted for comment.

A South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SWASFT) spokesperson confirmed four patients were injured in the collision and taken to hospital.

They said: ‘We were called on Friday at 2.20pm about an incident involving one of our ambulances and another vehicle at Ashley Cross, Poole.

‘We sent multiple resources to attend the incident including land ambulance crews, a critical care team and a doctor. Colleagues from Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service and Dorset Police also supported us at the scene.

‘Four patients including three of our colleagues sustained minor injuries. We treated them at the scene and transported them to hospital as a precaution.’

The spokesperson added that the ambulance involved in the collision was returning from a separate incident, and did not have a patient on board at the time.

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