A man in his 80s who was in a state of cardiac arrest died after an ambulance taking him to hospital was involved in a traffic accident in Odawara, Kanagawa Prefecture.
According to police, the accident occurred at around 2:30 p.m. Wednesday. TV Asahi reported that the patient had collapsed at home and the ambulance was taking him to hospital when it hit a car. About 15 minutes after the accident, another ambulance arrived to take the man to hospital but he was pronounced dead on arrival.
An Odawara fire department spokesperson said, "There should never be traffic accidents involving ambulances. It is very regrettable.”© Japan Today