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Paramedic and driver taken to hospital following smash in Cinderford

By EchoLauraC  |  Posted: March 15, 2014

  • Ambulance rapid response vehicle and car crash in Cinderford. Picture by Fred Smart

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A paramedic and a driver have been taken to hospital after an ambulance rapid response car crashed with another vehicle in Cinderford today.

The men were taken to Gloucestershire Royal Hospital following the smash around midday at the Stockwell Green junction with the B4226.

Mel Glanville, spokesman for the South West Ambulance Service confirmed the paramedic was on his way to an emergency when the collision took place.

The male driver of the Nissan Picasso had to be cut out of his burgundy car by firefighters from Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service.

He was taken to hospital with reports of back pain as a precautionary measure and his injuries are not thought to be serious.

Ms Glanville said the paramedic was also taken to hospital as a precautionary measure.

She said: “As with all road traffic collisions, police will be carrying out their investigation.

“We will also be carrying out our own internal investigation and the paramedic will be temporarily suspended from driving while this is ongoing, as is standard procedure, until a driving assessment has been carried out.”

Anyone who witnessed the crash should contact Gloucestershire Police on 101 quoting reference 202 of March 15, 2014.

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