Stevenage resident thanked after ambulance overturns

AN AMBULANCE service has thanked a passer-by for his help after one of its fleet overturned on Monday night and crashed into a lamppost.

David Dukes was a passenger in his girlfriend’s car when he witnessed the incident in James Way, Stevenage, at around 6.30pm.

The Stevenage resident told the Comet he jumped on top of the overturned ambulance to help the two crew members inside, who had been returning to the station after finishing their shift.

Mr Dukes, 24, said: “We just heard a massive screech and I looked up to see this ambulance come flying round the corner on two wheels. I got out and ran over - the window was smashed and nobody was responding. When I opened the door I was expecting the situation to be a lot worse.”

The two crew members were taken to Lister Hospital in the town to be treated for minor injuries.

A spokesman for the East of England Ambulance Service, which is investigating the incident, said: “We are always grateful for any members of the public who offer help to our patients or crew, it proves that public-spiritdness is still alive and well so of course we’d like to say thanks to Mr Dukes for his involvement.”

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