A PARAMEDIC was involved in a collision while on her way to another traffic accident.
The woman was driving a fast response vehicle to Welham Green, where a 70-year-old man’s car had overturned, when the accident happened. Her car was involved in a collision with a pick-up truck on the A1000, just south of Hatfield, before plunging into a ditch and hitting a tree. She was taken to the QE2 in WGC suffering from minor injuries, but later released. No one else was injured.
One lane was blocked from about 10.45am last Wednesday (December 20) while police and fire crews from Hatfield, WGC and St Albans cleared the scene.
Both vehicles involved were towed away and the lane towards Hatfield was opened again at 12.30pm.
A spokesman for the East of England Ambulance Service said: “It was miraculous the paramedic driving the car escaped with only minor injuries. She was conveyed to hospital as a precautionary measure.” He added: “The trust immediately launched an internal investigation into how and why this incident occurred.”
– The 70-year-old man in the other accident suffered only minor injuries after his car overturned in nearby Dixons Hill Road. According to a police spokes-man he had lost control of his grey Daihatsu Charade at about 10.15am, crashing into a lamppost and bushes. Crews from Potters Bar and WGC had to cut the roof off the car to get the man out. The scene was cleared in just under an hour.