A PATIENT had to be switched from one vehicle to another after a crash involving an ambulance.

The paramedics were driving the patient in Brighton city centre towards the Royal Sussex County Hospital in the early hours of Thursday morning.

But it is understood that the ambulance was involved in a collision with a light blue Renault Clio.

The accident happened near the junction with West Street and North Street, in front of the Boots store.

Video footage from the scene shows police cars closing off the roads in the area shortly after 12.15am.

Witness Sam Awad said: “I heard a crash as I was walking with friends, and saw nearby there was a car and an ambulance.

“The crash looked bad, but thankfully everyone seems to be alright and not in danger.”

The ambulance service said: “We can confirm that one of our ambulances was involved in a collision with another vehicle in North Street and West Street, Brighton, at approximately 12.15am today (July 2). The ambulance was transporting a patient to hospital at the time. There were no injuries as a result of the collision.”

“Another ambulance quickly attended the scene and the patient continued their journey to Royal Sussex County Hospital.”