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London Ambulance motorbike involved in Upper Street collision with woman

The woman has been taken to a major trauma centre

04 October, 2019 — By Calum Fraser

Part of Upper Street, near Angel, closed to traffic after the motorbike collision

A LONDON AMBULANCE motorbike was involved in a traffic collision with a woman in Upper Street.

Witnesses described hearing a “boom” and then seeing a bleeding woman lying on the ground.

The London Ambulance Service (LAS) confirmed they were called to the junction of Liverpool Road at just after 1pm on Friday to reports of a collision involving a LAS vehicle.

Eyewitness Christian Kruger said: “She was laying on the ground on her back, flat. She was bleeding. She was on the ground, laying there and I don’t know if the ambulance bike clipped her or not.

“She was on the ground and the ambulance guy helped her. The whole road was shut off and it took ages to get her into the ambulance.”

Alex Kalbin, who runs a nearby newspaper stand, said: “The sound was like boom and then people were shouting. I expected someone was hit by a car because it is a dangerous junction.

“I went out and looked and the woman was lying down. The ambulance bike was about 15 yards from the woman. I saw this emergency service man trying to help the woman.

“Then someone called the ambulance. I was surprised because I saw police cars.”

He added: “They have to be careful with this crossing, it is narrow.”

The woman is believed to be in her 40s, according to eyewitnesses.

A LAS spokesman said: “We were called at 1:04pm to reports of a road traffic collision involving one of our vehicles on Upper Street, Islington.

“We dispatched an ambulance crew and a medic in fast response car to the scene.

“We treated a person at the scene and took them to a major trauma centre.”

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