Paramedic involved in serious crash

A PARAMEDIC on a 999 call has been involved in a serious car crash.

James Hore

A PARAMEDIC on an emergency call was involved in a serious accident in Essex yesterday.

The middle aged worker was heading out to a collision between a Vauxhall Zafira and a Vauxhall van in Holland Road, Frinton just after 3.30pm.

The Honda Accord was just moments away from reaching the scene the original accident when it was in collision with a Citroen being driven by a woman in her 50s.

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The woman had to be cut free by firefighters and was rushed to Colchester General Hospital by air ambulance.

The paramedic was also taken to hospital for a check up but his injuries are not thought to be serious.

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A spokeswoman for the East of England Ambulance Service said: “The vehicle was on a call when the accident happened.

“He was going to the first accident in the area which was not very far away.”

She confirmed that other emergency response vehicles had been able to attend the initial crash.

Neither driver in the original accident was seriously injured according to police.

Anyone who witnessed the collision is asked to contact Stanway road police on 01206 762512.

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