Ambulance damaged in crash

02:22, Aug 29 2014
WFA crash
A Wellington Free ambulance was left worse for wear after a collision in Paekakariki.

An ambulance is out action after colliding with a light truck while on the way to attend to a 13-year-old who had collapsed. 

Wellington Free Ambulance spokeswoman Di Livingstone said the ambulance was travelling with its lights and siren on through Paekakariki just before 10am when it collided with a light truck coming the other way.

''Nobody was hurt, which was lucky for our people, but the damage to the ambulance is fairly serious,'' she said.

Another crew was sent to attend to the patient and there was no delay in getting there, Livingstone said.

Executive manager service delivery Andrew Long said the ambulance has been taken off the road, but Wellington Free was still fully resourced.

A replacement ambulance and crew had been put on the road, he said.

"This is a very rare thing to happen and people are understandably shaken up. Our team manager on the scene is making sure the driver and our crew are getting all the support they need."

Police and the Fire Service also attended the incident, but police could not yet say whether any charges would be laid or further actiontaken.


The Dominion Post