Paramedics Try To Drive Ambulance Under Low Archway And Fail Miserably

An ambulance is stuck underneath a building in Cheshire (SWNS)
An ambulance is stuck underneath a building in Cheshire (SWNS)

This ambulance needed special attention after paramedics managed to wedge the emergency vehicle under an 8ft-high archway.

The vehicle got stuck driving into Longcross Court in Middlewich, Cheshire, dislodging a main support beam and forcing residents to evacuate.

Rescue teams, including firefighters, a rapid response vehicle and another ambulance were called to the scene but no one was hurt in the collision.

One unhappy resident in her mid-60s, who did not wish to be named said: ‘Someone on the court must have called an ambulance and it came at about 12.30am.

The 8ft high entrance to Longcross Court before the accident
The 8ft high entrance to Longcross Court before the accident


‘I heard this big bang which woke me up. It didn’t shake my flat or anything but I could smell dust.

‘We were all evacuated and taken to Sandbach police station. Some of us were allowed back home by about 4am, but others still aren’t allowed back into their flats.

‘It’s been an absolute nightmare.’

A North West Ambulance Service spokesperson confirmed: ‘At approximately 12.30 this morning, one of our ambulances was involved in an incident where it became jammed under an entrance to a property in Middlewich causing some structural damage.’

‘Both crew members were unhurt and a second response unit which was present at the time, was able to continue to attend the patient the vehicles had been sent to.’

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