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Cyclist paramedic assists response to Homerton bus on bus collision

Two double decker buses collide in Homerton, Hackney. Image: @LAS_CycleTeam

Two double decker buses collide in Homerton, Hackney. Image: @LAS_CycleTeam

Five patients, including two children, have been taken to hospital after two double-decker buses collided in Homerton.

The road traffic incident took place in Cassland Road at the junction of Kenton Road at around 7.30 pm last night.

The patients suffered minor injuries though the London Ambulance Service confirmed three adults and two children had been taken to hospital.



In addition to emergency service motor vehicle units, a member of the London Ambulance cycle team reached the scene and was able to provide treatment.

Cyclist paramedics have the advantage of being able to navigate congested urban areas with greater speed and easier access.

They don’t have to ‘park’ their vehicles in the same way before attending to patients.

In large interior transport hubs such as Heathrow Airport, they offer the fastest, most efficient and effective way of connecting patients to first responders.

One of five London Ambulance Service cyclist responders at Heathrow Airport. Image: LAS

One of five London Ambulance Service cyclist responders at Heathrow Airport. Image: LAS

 

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