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Sunday, Jun 1, 2014

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Despite being injured, paramedics attend to man in car that hit ambulance

The New Paper | Hoe Pei Shan | Sunday, Jun 1, 2014

All three members of the ambulance crew – a female paramedic, a male medic and the male driver – and two others from the car were injured as a result of the crash.

SINGAPORE - FIVE people were injured when an ambulance and a car collided on Wednesday.

The ambulance was ferrying a patient from a home in Choa Chu Kang to the National University Hospital when the accident took place.

All three members of the ambulance crew - a female paramedic, a male medic and the male driver - and two others from the car were injured as a result of the crash.

The patient who was being conveyed to hospital, however, was unhurt.

The police were alerted to the accident at the junction of Bukit Batok Road and Bukit Batok West Avenue 3 at about 8.30pm.

Three other ambulances as well as a fire engine from the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) responded to the accident.

The SCDF said yesterday that despite their injuries, the three SCDF officers from the ambulance attended to the two people in the car.

The driver of the car, whom Chinese newspaper Shin Min Daily reported was a 19-year-old teenager, suffered cuts behind his left ear.

His passenger, a woman in her 40s who is understood to be his mother, sustained neck, shoulder and arm injuries.

The female paramedic had cuts on her head and neck injuries, while the ambulance driver sprained his back, said an SCDF spokesman.

The male medic, who is in his 20s, is understood to have fractured his back and remained hospitalised yesterday for observation.

It is unclear how the accident occurred.

Police said yesterday that investigations were ongoing."


This article was first published on May 30, 2014.
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