Pen­sioner stuck in car in am­bu­lance wait after crash

Wales On Sunday - - NEWS -

A 70-YEAR-OLD woman was stuck in­side a car as she waited al­most three hours for an am­bu­lance to ar­rive at the scene of a crash.

June Bishop had been told to re­main in­side the car un­til the am­bu­lance ar­rived.

South Wales Fire and Res­cue Ser­vice said it was just under three hours un­til the am­bu­lance ar­rived at the scene of the crash on Mid­dle Road in Gen­dros, Swansea.

The two-car crash hap­pened at the junc­tion with Up­per Gen­dros Cres­cent and left an­other car on its side after it went into the front gar­den of a house.

Fire crews were called to the scene at 12.54pm yes­ter­day and said they were help­ing a per­son who was trapped in­side a blue Fi­esta.

The area was cor­doned off and a “Give Way” sign was put in place with de­bris scat­tered around the area.

Mrs Bishop’s daugh­ter Dawn was in the hair­dresser’s when she had a tele­phone call to tell her what had hap­pened.

At the time, she said: “We’ve been wait­ing more than two hours for an am­bu­lance – it’s ab­so­lutely di­a­bol­i­cal. If we could move her I would take her to hos­pi­tal my­self.”

Fire crews from Swansea and Sketty as well as a fire of­fi­cer were at the scene.

A passer-by said: “The car has flipped over nearly into some­one’s house.

“It has def­i­nitely taken out some of the wall in the gar­den.”

The road was closed while emer­gency ser­vices were at the scene.

An el­derly woman was trapped in the car wait­ing for an am­bu­lance after this ac­ci­dent in Swansea yes­ter­day

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