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Child, paramedics and motorist recovering today after collision between ambulance and car

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A child who was being transported to hospital, as well as two paramedics and the driver of another car, are recovering in hospital today after a crash between an ambulance and a car.

The accident happened on the Slane Road in Drogheda, Co Louth, yesterday at 4.30pm

"An ambulance in the North-East was involved in an incident yesterday afternoon at approximately 4.30pm," a spokesperson for the National Ambulance Service confirmed to Independent.ie

They described the crash as "minor collision between the ambulance and one other car".

"The patient, crew and the driver of the car were treated at the scene by attending EMTs (Emergency Medical Technicians) and were transported to hospital," they added.

Their injures are said not to be serious.

Gardai confirmed the collision was bing investigated, adding that the injured were taken to Our Ladies of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda with non life threatening injuries.

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