South West Wales

Ambulance stuck in Neath back lane for four hours

Workers throw a securing strap over the back of the ambulance
Image caption The ambulance was at risk of toppling over after becoming unbalanced on the uneven surface of the lane

An ambulance carrying a patient to hospital became stuck in a "precarious position" in a back lane in Neath for four hours before it was hauled free.

A second ambulance was called to take the woman to hospital before a tractor arrived to pull the vehicle free.

The incident happened at Skewen en route to the city's Morriston Hospital.

The Welsh Ambulance Service said no-one was injured in the incident on Tuesday which happened after they were called to reports a woman feeling unwell.

"On leaving the property to take the patient to Swansea's Morriston Hospital, our emergency ambulance became stuck in a precarious position, which meant the vehicle was unavailable for approximately four hours," said a spokesperson.

"While waiting for the vehicle to be recovered, a second emergency ambulance and an ambulance officer were dispatched to the address and conveyed the patient safely to hospital."

Image caption Paramedics were taking a seriously-ill patient to hospital when the ambulance became stuck

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