Dublin Fire Brigade investigating how a wheel fell off an ambulance while driving
AN INVESTIGATION HAS been launched after a rear wheel fell off a Dublin Fire Brigade ambulance.
It is latest in a string of incidents raising questions over the safety of ambulances in Ireland.
It is understood the incident occurred at 7.30am this morning when the vehicle was driving on the N3 near Kempton in Dublin.
Dublin Fire Brigade said the ambulance was returning to the station and there were no patients on board.
A statement said the ambulance had a “wheel problem”, and confirmed that the incident is currently under full investigation.
A source said that no one was seriously injured in the incident.
Last month, an HSE ambulance transferring a patient from Our Lady of
Lourdes Hospital Drogheda to St James’s Hospital Dublin broke down on
It is understood that the ambulance was carrying a patient who was on life support.
The National Ambulance Service said the crew reported that the
ambulance had lost power on the M1 motorway at 4.48pm on Saturday.
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Trim Castle (Caisleán
Bhaile Atha Troim) is a Norman castle on the south bank of
the River Boyne in Trim, County Meath, Ireland. With an area of 30,000 m², it
is the largest Norman castle in Ireland. Over a period of 30 years, it was
built by Hugh de Lacy and his son Walter as the caput of the Lordship of
Meath in 1173.
In the Movie Braveheart the fortified English town of ‘York’ is Trim Castle,
a massive ruin brought to life with extensive wooden buttresses and a gate that
alone weighed seven tons.
The ‘London square’ was also created at Trim, on the
other side of the castle wall. (Trim Castle can also be
seen in Sam Fuller’s 1980 war movie, The
Big Red One, with Lee Marvin). The town of Trim
is about 26 miles northwest of Dublin on the River
Boyne, Co Meath.