A 46-year-old man is fighting for his life after a stolen ambulance he was driving crashed head-first into a school bus.
The man was lying with a headache on a stretcher in the A&E of Our Lady Of Lourdes hospital when an ambulance pulled into the department. He jumped off his stretcher and ran outside, hopped into the drivers seat and floored the accelorator, leaving one parimedic outside and the other in the back with the doors open.
Luckily – the paremedic who was in the back of the ambulance was able to jump out of it unharmed as it sped off at high speed.
The Gardai were informed and were in persuit when the ambulance crashed head-on into an empty on-coming bus. The bus driver had cuts and bruises but is said to be very tramautised by the incident.
Meanwhile, the man who stole the ambulance had to be cut from the wreckage, wasn’t wearing a seatbelt and is said to be a very critical condition, fighting for his life in the intensive care unit of Our Lady Of Lourdes – ironically the hospital where he stole the ambulance just a short time beforehand.