Ambulance crash sees midwife thrown from vehicle

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A midwife in Russia was thrown from the ambulance she was travelling in when a car smashed into the side of it at a crossroads.

CCTV footage shows the moment a Nissan Terrano SUV slams into the side of the Fiat Ducato ambulance in the city of Arkhangelsk in northern Russia.

The midwife was reportedly attending to a pregnant patient when the crash took place.

The impact spun the ambulance around, and its back doors opened. The unfortunate midwife then flew from the back of the vehicle and onto the tarmac, skidding across the icy surface.

Reports state that the she injured her knee in the accident, and was rushed to hospital. The condition of the pregnant woman was not revealed, while the ambulance driver is also said to have been hurt in the accident.

A child and adult were reported to have been in the SUV, and escaped uninjured.

The SUV driver told traffic police: "I was driving at 40mph. The traffic light was green. Suddenly right in front of my car I saw the ambulance crossing the intersection. I didn't hear or see any signals or warning lights.

"The ambulance in my way was completely sudden for me. I slammed on the brakes, but it was not possible to avoid the crash."