SA Woman Dies In Ambulance Crash On Way To Hospital
A South Australian woman has been killed in an ambulance crash in the early hours of this morning.
The female patient, who was in her 40s, was being taken to the hospital when the vehicle crashed in Virginia at about 2.45am; she sadly died at the scene.
The woman’s child and two paramedics were also in the ambulance when it crashed, but were taken to the Royal Adelaide Hospital in a stable condition.
The incident is being investigated by police, who have implemented speed restrictions along the section of Port Wakefield Road where the ambulance was travelling south when it rolled.
SA Ambulance chief executive officer Jason Killens told ABC News that they were cooperating fully with the police investigation.
“We’ll be reviewing, in parallel, the circumstances internally as well,” Mr Killens said.
“We do have fatigue management policies and processes in place… it’s a bit too early to talking in detail about whether that was an aspect or not in this case.
“The important thing at the moment is that we are looking after those involved, so the priority at the time of the incident and the initial period afterwards was the care and the medical condition of the three people that were conveyed to the hospital.”
South Australia Health says its thoughts are with those involved in the crash and their families, who have been notified.
Commuters are being warned that citybound traffic along the road is being diverted along an alternative route in the meantime.