Ambulance taking patient to hospital in road collision

An ambulance transporting a patient to hospital has been involved in a road traffic collision.

Thursday, 8th June 2017, 5:34 pm
Updated Thursday, 8th June 2017, 5:38 pm
The ambulance was involved in a collision with bus on Dalkeith Road. Picture: Contributed

Police received reports of the incident which took place on Dalkeith Road around 3.10pm this afternoon.

It is understood there were no injuries.

A spokesman for the Scottish Ambulance Service said: “We are aware of an incident involving one of our vehicles on Dalkeith Road in Edinburgh at 3.08pm.

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“The vehicle was not travelling as an emergency response and neither the patient nor the crew were injured.

“Patient care was uncompromised and a back up resource arrived five minutes later to safely tansfer the patient, a male in his fifties, to the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary.”