Cyclist injured after collision with ambulance

A cyclist has been admitted to hospital with suspected head injuries after he collided with an NHS Ambulance.

cycling accident with ambulanceA cyclist has been admitted to hospital with suspected head injuries after he collided with an NHS Ambulance.

Police and ambulance crews were called to the scene in the North of Darlington yesterday.

The cycling accident happened at a pedestrian crossing just before 3pm.

Van driver Wayne Porter said: “I was waiting at the traffic lights because it was on red and the cyclist must have come round the back of my van.

“The next thing I heard was a bang and a man was lying wedged between my van and the ambulance next to me, in a crumpled mess on the floor.”

The injuries sustained by the cyclists are not thought to be life-threatening.

A spokesperson from the North-East Ambulance Trust said: “The driver of the vehicle said he was in travelling in the right-hand lane, about to turn right into John Street when he saw the cyclist come out of nowhere.

“The cyclist hit his wing mirror and it came off. It is designed to come off quite easily, even with the slightest bump.

“The driver was driving slowly because he was turning, so he would not have been travelling more than 20mph.”

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