Two young girls badly injured after collision with ambulance

A family’s world has been turned upside down after a car they were travelling in collided with an ambulance which was responding to a 999 call.The family of 5 were travelling in their black Mercedes at around 2pm when it crashed with an emergency service vehicle. A 12-year-old girl and her 14 year old sister were both seriously injured with the youngest sister reported to have life threatening.

Their vehicle had to be cut apart to free the family members which included the two girls, two adults and a young boy.  The girls were airlifted to hospitals for immediate attention and still remain there.

A police spokesman commented: “The 12-year-old girl is in a critical but stable condition. The 14-year-old’s injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.”

An Ambulance spokesman confirmed that the crash involved a two-man crew responding to a 999 call, but was not carrying a patient.
He added: “Our thoughts are with all those involved.”

As for the medical staff, luckily their injuries were not as serious, one of the crew members suffered an ankle injury and received treatment at Hospital and the other member was shaken but unhurt.

The collision resulted in both vehicles ending up in the back garden of a house and Police are appealing for witnesses who saw the crash to get in touch.

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