Wales

Car overturns in Cardiff crash with 999 call ambulance

Three people were hurt when an ambulance on a 999 call was in collision at traffic lights with a car that overturned and hit another.

A 70-year-old woman was cut from the overturned car after the crash in Birchgrove, Cardiff, and another ambulance was sent to the first 999.

Two people in a stationary car which was struck also had minor injuries.

South Wales Police and the Welsh Ambulance Services NHS Trust are investigating Saturday's incident.

The ambulance crew were stood down for the evening, and another crew attended the original 999 call in nearby Llanishen.

The crash happened at about 1840 BST at the junction of Caerphilly Road and Ty Wern Road in Birchgrove.

'In shock'

All three casualties were taken to University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff.

The woman was driving a Citroen Picasso and a 20-year-old man was one of two people in the other car involved, a Vauxhall Corsa. He suffered slight whiplash.

An ambulance spokesman said an investigation had been launched into the incident.

He said: "It was an unfortunate accident but the ambulance service is pleased that the injuries sustained by the other road users and the crew were minor in nature.

"The crew will be back at work as soon as possible. They certainly were in shock. They ware taken off for the rest of the evening."

A spokesman for South Wales Police said: "We are continuing to investigate the circumstances."

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