London ambulance in crash with cyclist while on emergency call

15:20 06 October 2011

A London ambulance on its way to an emergency call in south London was involved in a crash with a cyclist this morning.

The cyclist – a woman in her 20s – was taken to St Thomas’ Hospital with minor injuries after the accident in Albert Embankment, Lambeth, at around 10.15am.

The accident caused the ambulance to flip on to its side, but luckily the two crew members – both women - escaped with minor injuries too and were taken to the same hospital for treatment.

Albert Embankment was shut for several hours after the crash.

It has been reported the bike was a ‘Boris bike’ belonging to the Mayor’s cycle hire scheme.

The emergency call which the ambulance was originally answering related to an elderly man taken ill at Clapham Junction train station.

A London Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “The original call to an elderly man taken unwell at Clapham Junction train station was attended by an ambulance crew and a single responder in a car. The first of our crews was with the patient in five minutes.”

The man was conscious and breathing, and not considered an emergency admission when he was taken to St George’s Hospital in Tooting.

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