Five injured in crash involving ambulance outside hospital

The accident happened outside the Victoria Hospital in KirkcaldyThe accident happened outside the Victoria Hospital in Kirkcaldy
The accident happened outside the Victoria Hospital in Kirkcaldy
Five people were hurt in a road crash which involved an ambulance transferring a patient near the Victoria Hospital in Kirkcaldy yesterday afternoon.

It happened on Hayfield Road at the traffic lights and junction which leads to the busy hospital, closing the road while emergency services attended the scene. The injured included two paramedics. Two fire crews were dispatched from Kirkcaldy station around 4pm

A spokesperson for Scottish Ambulance Service said: “The ambulance was en route to Ninewells Hospital to transfer a patient and we dispatched two ambulances to the scene. We transported five people, including two SAS staff members, to Victoria Hospital. Another crew was dispatched to complete the original transfer to Ninewells.”

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “At around 4.05pm police received a report of a two-vehicle road crash on Hayfield Road, Kirkcaldy. Enquiries are ongoing.”