An ambulance attending a 999 call was involved in a collision with two cars in Wolverhampton, leaving five people needing hospital treatment.
The ambulance was heading to an emergency call last night when it was involved in the collision with a black Audi A4, which then collided with a Mercedes.
Firefighters, paramedics and police officers were called to the junction of Ring Road St George's with Dudley Road and Snow Hill following the smash at 8.10pm.
The ambulance driver had to be helped from the vehicle before being taken to New Cross Hospital on a spinal board with suspected neck and back injuries.
Two men and two women travelling in the cars were also hurt and were taken to New Cross, also with suspected neck and back injuries.
None of the injuries is thought to be life-threatening.
Police closed Snow Hill for about an hour to allow the vehicles were moved.