A DRIVER injured when her vehicle crashed with an ambulance was treated by paramedics from inside the emergency vehicle.
The ambulance was on its way to a medical emergency in Cymau yesterday morning when it collided with two cars on the B5102 Minera Road near Ffrith, the Welsh Ambulance Service said.
Police said crews from the bumped 999 response vehicle helped treat a 20-year-old woman injured in the crash.
The drama unfolded shortly before 8am on Monday, when a blue Ford KA and the ambulance collided.
A Welsh Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “We were called at 7.56am to a medical emergency at an address in Cymau, near Wrexham and sent two ambulances to the scene. While en route one ambulance was involved in a minor collision with two cars on Minera Road, Ffrith.”
North Wales Police sent officers to the scene 15 minutes later.
A spokesman for the force said: “We were called to a road traffic collision on Minera Road between Ffrith and Southsea at 8.10am on Monday.
“Two vehicles – an ambulance and a blue Ford KA – were involved. The driver of the car suffered minor injuries and was treated at the scene by the ambulance crew who had been involved in the collision.”
A back-up ambulance was dispatched to the scene of the crash and the woman was taken to the Wrexham Maelor Hospital for a precautionary check up. Her injuries were not said to be serious.
“As a result of the collision, the ambulance involved was checked over and is now back in operational use,” the Ambulance Service spokeswoman added.
“The other ambulance dispatched to the medical emergency in Cymau arrived at the address and was not impeded in any way by the collision.”
The Ford KA was recovered shortly afterwards and the stretch of the B5102 was reopened before 9am.