Ambulance staff were on scene of Fenland crash in four minutes - despite police claims

Ambulance staff have responded to reports crews were not available to attend a crash in the Fens near Peterborough - confirming an ambulance officer was on scene within four minutes.

Monday, 24th July 2017, 5:24 pm
Updated Tuesday, 12th September 2017, 11:56 am
The scene of Friday's crash. Photo: @roadpoliceBCH

Emergency services were called to the A141 between Old Hurst to Warboys at 5.37pm on Friday evening.

Police closed the road to allow crews to work at the scene.

A tweet from BCH Road Policing said there were ‘delays as no Ambulances available.’

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However, a spokesman for the East of England Ambulance Service said: “We were called at 5.37pm. An ambulance officer was on scene within four minutes.

“There was one patient, a woman believed to be in her 60s, who had suffered a minor wrist injury.

“An ambulance was on scene at 6.37pm to take her to Hinchingbrooke Hospital.

“It was a busy evening on Friday, and this was a minor injury. We responded within four minutes, and if more back up was needed, the officer could have called for it.

“We hit all the targets we aim for.”