Ambulance knocks down injured biker

August 18th, 2011 - 7:01 pm ICT by IANS  

London, Aug 18 (IANS) A badly wounded man, who was awaiting medical help after having fallen from his motorbike, was fatally hit by an ambulance that was passing by to respond to another emergency call.

Michael Colley, 33, was knocked out after falling off his motorbike in the early hours. Two motorists who stopped to help dialled 999 after finding him unconscious but breathing.

Moments later an ambulance - taking another patient to hospital - approached and the motorists desperately tried to flag it down. But the emergency vehicle ran over Colley, who was pronounced dead at the scene, Daily Express reported.

“Tragically, the crew did not see the body in time. We are co-operating fully with the police inquiry,” said a spokesman for the Great Western Ambulance Service.

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