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Handout photo issued by NIAS of an ambulance lying on its side after it collided with a car close to Portrush, Northern Ireland. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Wednesday August 19, 2015. The Northern Ireland Ambulance Service (NIAS) said the crew and patient were being treated for non-life threatening injuries at the Causeway Hospital in Coleraine. See PA story ULSTER Ambulance. Photo credit should read: NIAS/PA Wire

NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.

Handout photo issued by NIAS of an ambulance lying on its side after it collided with a car close to Portrush, Northern Ireland. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Wednesday August 19, 2015. The Northern Ireland Ambulance Service (NIAS) said the crew and patient were being treated for non-life threatening injuries at the Causeway Hospital in Coleraine. See PA story ULSTER Ambulance. Photo credit should read: NIAS/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.

Handout photo issued by NIAS of an ambulance lying on its side after it collided with a car close to Portrush, Northern Ireland. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Wednesday August 19, 2015. The Northern Ireland Ambulance Service (NIAS) said the crew and patient were being treated for non-life threatening injuries at the Causeway Hospital in Coleraine. See PA story ULSTER Ambulance. Photo credit should read: NIAS/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.

Ambulances have been involved in two separate road crashes in Northern Ireland.

One vehicle, which was transporting a patient to hospital, was sent into a spin after colliding with a car close to Portrush at about 8.50am.

The Northern Ireland Ambulance Service (NIAS) said the crew and patient were being treated for non-life threatening injuries at the Causeway Hospital in Coleraine.

Earlier, another NIAS vehicle was involved in a collision on the Shore Road, Whiteabbey.No-one was seriously hurt, but the occupant of a car was taken to the Royal Victoria Hospital for treatment.

NIAS said the crew had been left shaken and were given a period of "downtime".

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