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This is the moment an ambulance on its way to hospital with a critical patient on board is rammed from the side by an SUV and overturns at a crossroads.
Footage from the Economic and Technological Development Zone in Dezhou, a city in East China’s Shandong Province, shows the ambulance running a red light through the junction today (19th April).
It nearly reaches the other side of the road when the black SUV drives into view, slamming into the van from the right.
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The ambulance, which was carrying a pensioner and his wife, is pushed several feet to the side by the impact before it slowly overturns.
Dezhou police arrived on the scene and helped evacuate the patient and his wife from the back of the ambulance, which was heavily damaged and could no longer be driven.
Paramedics and the patient, who was being sent to hospital after suffering a stroke, were put in a second ambulance.
The elderly man’s wife sustained a broken leg during the accident at the crossroads, Dezhou police said.
The couple are still receiving treatment and their exact conditions were still unclear at the time of writing.
Dezhou police are investigating the incident.