Man injured after crashing stolen ambulance into bus in Drogheda

Vehicle was taken from outside emergency department of Our Lady Of Lourdes Hospital

The ambulance was stolen from Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Drogheda. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

The ambulance was stolen from Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Drogheda. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

 

A man is in intensive care after a stolen ambulance crashed into a bus in Drogheda at lunchtime today.

The man, who is in his 40s, is understood to have been driving the ambulance that was stolen from outside the emergency department of Our Lady Of Lourdes Hospital in Drogheda a short time earlier.

The single decker bus had no passengers other than the driver, who was not physically injured.

A Garda spokesman confirmed the ambulance had been stolen and gardaí in the vicinity had been alerted to the theft.

A garda was following the ambulance in a Garda van when it went out of control and apparently veered into the path of the bus.

The Ballymakenny road in Drogheda remains sealed off.