Investigations continue into fatal ambulance crash

Date Published : April 29th, 2016    Published By : admin

An investigation is continuing into a fatal collision between two ambulances in Gwynedd yesterday. The driver of one of the ambulances died as a result of the crash.

The collision between an emergency ambulance and a patient care service ambulance happened at around 3pm yesterday on the A499, between the B4354, at Y Ffor, and the B4417, at Llanaelhaearn.

Ambulance Crash Walse

The driver of the latter died at the scene. Three people in the other vehicle were taken to Ysbyty Gwynedd in Bangor with serious injuries.

The Welsh Ambulance Service said it would support staff in Pwllheli and the wider Gwynedd area “over the coming days”.

Amblance Crash Walse 2

Richard Lee, the Welsh Ambulance Service’s director of operations, said: “Our thoughts this evening are with everyone affected by this incident, but particularly with the family of the colleague we have lost.

“As an ambulance service we deal with road traffic accidents on a daily basis. These are always difficult for our staff to deal with, but even more so when they involve our colleagues. We have plans in place to support our staff in Pwllheli and the wider Gwynedd area over the coming days.”

Ambulance rash scene

Police in North Wales are investigating the crash and have appealed for witnesses.

The Welsh Ambulance Service said it would support staff in Pwllheli and the wider Gwynedd area “over the coming days”.

Sonia Thompson, the trust’s head of operations in north Wales, said: “We were all absolutely devastated to hear about this tragic accident and our thoughts are with everyone involved. We’re doing everything we can to support our affected colleagues and are working hard to understand what happened.”
Pics: (BBC News)

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