The BBC followed the London Ambulance
Service for 24 hours on Tuesday 6 December, as we responded
to dozens of road traffic collisions across the capital.
Over the course of the day the Service
attended 75 collisions involving 14 cyclists, 18 pedestrians and 11
#Crash24 - live news feed
Every road accident was captured by the BBC team and
could be viewed through:
Calling 999 from the scene of an accident
It can be a traumatic experience if you witness or are involved
in a road traffic collision. However, we rely on accurate
information to get to the injured patients as quickly as
One of the biggest problems we face when
dealing with incidents on the road is getting an exact location
from the person who rings 999. It is a good idea to use
landmarks such as the name of a road or number and name
of a shop to help us find you quickly.
Top tips for staying safe on the roads
London’s roads are busy, and during morning and evening rush
hour more collisions happen than at any other time of the
day. We have asked our motorcycle and cycle paramedics for
their top tips on riding safely around London, and the most common
dangers to look our for.