Mother and son involved in serious St Albans crash last week in critical condition

An ambulance collided with a car on Watford Road St Albans

An ambulance collided with a car on Watford Road St Albans - Credit: Archant

A 47 year old man and his elderly mother remain in critical condition following a collision on Watford Road with an ambulance last Thursday (24).

The pair had to be cut out of their Volkswagen Polo after they collided with an ambulance at the junction with St Stephens Avenue and Abbey Avenue.

The man was taken by air ambulance to Royal London Hospital and his mother, believed to be in her 70s, was taken by land ambulance to Watford General Hospital.

Two crew members were in the ambulance when it crashed and suffered injuries. They were taken to Watford General Hospital, one with a chest injury and another with minor injuries.

The ambulance was on its way to treat a patient when it hit a car that had pulled out of St Stephens Road [Avenue] to turn right, witnesses claim.

The ambulance then spun and ended facing the other direction as it hit the wall of a house, a source told the Herts Advertiser.

The patient that the ambulance was on its way to treat was then taken care of by another paramedic.

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A spokesperson for the ambulance service said: “We are providing full support to the immediate family of our staff involved, and will be assisting our police colleagues with any resulting investigations.

“We’d like to express our sincere thanks to our fellow ambulance colleagues who provided care to all four patients at the scene, and our police and fire colleagues for their support.”

The East Anglian Air Ambulance service would not confirm rumours that Prince William landed the air ambulance at the St Albans crash following sightings of him in Watford.

If you have any information that may assist the police with their investigations please get in touch via the non-emergency number 101.