22430 - 2019 - Ambulances hitting pedestrians/cyclists

 

1) Please provide the number of incidents involving ambulance vehicles hitting pedestrians or cyclists broken down by calendar year for the last five years, including 2019 to date. 
2) Please provide details of each incident, including:
i. the reported cause (ie reckless driving, adverse weather conditions etc.). 
ii. whether individuals (including ambulance staff and members of the public) were hurt and what their injuries were and/or if there were fatalities. 

 

  • Reference:
    22430
  • Response:

    1) Please provide the number of incidents involving ambulance vehicles hitting pedestrians or cyclists broken down by calendar year for the last five years, including 2019 to date. 

    2) Please provide details of each incident, including:
    i. the reported cause (ie reckless driving, adverse weather conditions etc.). 
    ii. whether individuals (including ambulance staff and members of the public) were hurt and what their injuries were and/or if there were fatalities. 
     
    Please see the table below. Exact injuries caused or the cause of the collisions is not recorded, we have been able to provide you with a harm level which gives indication of the severity of the injuries caused.  
     
    Year Harm Details
    2014 Low Cyclist involved in collision with reversing rapid response vehicle at low speed. Superficial injuries reported.                                                                                       
    2015 Low Pedestrian stepped out in front of ambulance and involved in collision at low speed. Minor injuries reported.
    2016 Moderate Ambulance struck pedestrian causing multiple, significant injuries.
      No Wing mirror of ambulance struck pedestrian. No injuries.
      Low Cyclist on wrong side of road rode into stationary rapid response vehicle. Superficial injuries reported.
    2017 No Wing mirror of ambulance struck cyclist whilst turning into a road. No injuries reported.
      No Cyclist rode into ambulance whilst cycling on pavement, sustaining no injuries.
    2018 No Cyclist rode into ambulance sustaining no injuries.
      No Cyclist changed lanes whilst ambulance was overtaking - involved in collision but not injured.
      Low Cyclist changed lanes whilst ambulance, on blue lights and sirens, was overtaking - involved in collision with minor injury.
      No Cyclist came across crossing when on a red light. Ambulance struck cyclist but they were not injured.
      No Cyclist rode into ambulance sustaining no injuries.                                                                                                                                                    
    2019 Low Cyclist changed lanes whilst ambulance, on blue lights and sirens, was overtaking - involved in collision with minor injury.
      Low Cyclist rode into Trust car whilst cycling on pavement, sustaining minor injury reported.

    3) Please provide details of financial compensation to the individuals (including staff and members of the public) involved. If no compensation figure can be given for individual cases, please provide a total figure for the year.
      
    11 claims have been received.
    5 claims have been closed as non-fault and no payment has been made
    We have 6 outstanding claims which have yet to be finalised.
     

     

  • Area:
    Trust wide
  • Category:
    Emergency Operations
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