It has been revealed the patient who died being transferred to an Adelaide hospital was just metres from the emergency department when the ambulance he was in crashed and rolled.
A-69-year old man was being transported from his Westbourne Park home to the Royal Adelaide Hospital about 10.30 Tuesday night when the ambulance he was in collided with a car and rolled.
It is understood the two paramedics onboard were able to free themselves and immediately got to work helping their patient and the member of the man’s family who was also onboard.
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Emergency crews cut a hole in the back window to free the pair, and the man was the taken inside the hospital for treatment, but he tragically died.
He was being treated for a pre-existing medical condition when the ambulance collected him from his home, however police are treating his death as a road fatality.
Major crash investigators are now involved.
The driver of the Toyota Camry and the two paramedics received minor grazes.
SA Ambulance is offering them counselling but says its thoughts are with the patient’s family.