Ambulance pummelled after crash with car in Belmont Rise, Sutton

Sutton Guardian: The ambulance (pic: @stephieedory on Twitter) The ambulance (pic: @stephieedory on Twitter)

An ambulance was involved in a crash with a car at at busy junction yesterday.

The ambulance and car crashed at the junction of Belmont Rise and Northdown Road at 3.45pm on Tuesday, June 10.

The ambulance suffered significant damage on the driver's side.

The driver of the car, aged in her 30s, suffered stomach and chest injuries but did not go to hospital.

The ambulance was not run by the London Ambulance Service and it is not yet known where it was going.

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11:48am Wed 11 Jun 14

Hove Ex-Pat says...

The ambulance looks like an elderly South East Coast Ambulance Service vehicle. They still have a few in active service around Surrey & Sussex.
That junction must have traffic lights installed. It is just too wide & dangerous to get across safely every time. I usually cross Belmont rise at the Northey Avenue lights. But is everyone did that, the traffic past the junior school in Avenue Road would be horrendous.
The ambulance looks like an elderly South East Coast Ambulance Service vehicle. They still have a few in active service around Surrey & Sussex. That junction must have traffic lights installed. It is just too wide & dangerous to get across safely every time. I usually cross Belmont rise at the Northey Avenue lights. But is everyone did that, the traffic past the junior school in Avenue Road would be horrendous. Hove Ex-Pat
  • Score: 10

5:44pm Wed 11 Jun 14

Bonnie Craven says...

I wonder if this ambulance was being driven or operated by the NHS at all. Many ambulance services have been commissioned with G4S and Serco and unfortunately the personnel on them are not trained or managed to NHS standards.

High time the services we need for the NHS to properly operate were returned to this vital public service, and stop tax money going into the pockets of private services which cost more and all too often fail to meet the high standards we have a right to expect. The NHS is not any government's property to be carved up and gift wrapped to private interests.
I wonder if this ambulance was being driven or operated by the NHS at all. Many ambulance services have been commissioned with G4S and Serco and unfortunately the personnel on them are not trained or managed to NHS standards. High time the services we need for the NHS to properly operate were returned to this vital public service, and stop tax money going into the pockets of private services which cost more and all too often fail to meet the high standards we have a right to expect. The NHS is not any government's property to be carved up and gift wrapped to private interests. Bonnie Craven
  • Score: 6

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