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Ambulance involved in collision with lorry in Co Down

An ambulance crew and their patient were taken to hospital following a collision involving a lorry in Co Down
Marie Louise McConville

AN ambulance crew, their patient and a lorry driver have been taken to hospital following a crash in Co Down.

The ambulance was involved in a collision with a lorry on the Portaferry Road, near Mount Stewart, at around 2.35pm.

A spokesman for the Ambulance Service said one patient was on board the vehicle with two crew members.

None of those involved in the collision sustained life-threatening injuries and all were taken to Ulster Hospital, the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service said.

The air ambulance was sent to the scene of the collision along with a rapid response paramedic, a paramedic officer and three emergency ambulance crews.

"Following assessment and treatment at the scene, the crew, their patient and the lorry driver involved in the incident have all been taken to the Ulster Hospital at Dundonald with non-life-threatening injuries," NIAS said.

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