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Two injured, as rush-hour crash between jeep and ambulance brings city centre to standstill

Both drivers were taken for treatment to St. James’s Hospital.

Fiona Hyde/TheJournal.ie

THE DRIVER OF a Dublin Fire Brigade ambulance and the driver of a jeep have been hospitalised, following a crash on Aungier Street this evening.

It happened at around ten past six while the emergency vehicle was responding to a call-out.

Both men were taken to St. James’s Hospital for treatment to their injuries, which are not believed to be life-threatening.

A female staff member who was in the back of the ambulance was unharmed, and “took control of the situation” according to an operator at the fire service’s Townsend Street control room.

Two more DFB ambulances were sent to the scene, one for each vehicle. A fire engine and emergency tender also responded, along with gardaí.

A senior officer will investigate the incident on behalf of Dublin Fire Brigade.

Serious knock-on delays to traffic were being reported at various locations on the southside, as emergency services worked to clear the scene of the collision on what’s one of the city’s main central arteries.

The latest update from AA Roadwatch, at 8.01pm, said delays were now easing.

The damaged ambulance has been taken out of service for inspection and repair.

Image: Nicola Doyle

 

 

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