Sweden's news in English

Editions:  Europe · Austria · Denmark · France · Germany · Italy · Norway · Spain · Sweden · Switzerland

Swedish police chase German ambulance

Share this article

Swedish police chase German ambulance
A German ambulance. File photo: TT
09:58 CEST+02:00
Swedish police took up the chase after a German registered ambulance late Friday night after reports that it had been racing around the forests in Småland with its siren on and lights flashing.
Police had received several calls from concerned locals who had spotted the vehicle driving at high speed and with blue lights and siren turned on in the province of Småland in southern Sweden.
The story unfolded when the police finally caught up with the ambulance in Värnamo.
"They were fetching a patient outside of Eksjö. But when one person in the ambulance fell ill the driver rushed the patient to the hospital in Eksjö," said Bo Gunnarsson at Småland police.
As there were now suddenly two people in the ambulance who were in need of medical transport the driver elected to speed back to Germany to collect a larger vehicle.
The driver has received a sharp reprimand by the police who took the opportunity to explained the traffic rules in Sweden. 
"I've been through a bit in my time, but this is a little out of the ordinary," Gunnarsson said.
The closest route from Värnamo in Sweden to the German border at Puttgarden is 440 kilometres and requires a ferry crossing.
Get notified about breaking news on The Local

Share this article

The Local is not responsible for content posted by users.
Become a Member or sign-in to leave a comment.

From our sponsors

New Malmö museum will focus on ‘democracy and migration'

Change starts with one small step, whether it be a large or small scale project, it all requires movement. It's a logic that can be applied to starting a new national museum from scratch, especially one with an innovative theme that is going to take several years to come to fruition.