Port Elizabeth - Members of an ambulance crew were attacked and robbed in Port Elizabeth on Monday, the Eastern Cape Department of Health said in a statement.
Department spokesman Sizwe Kupelo said the incident occurred at around 3am in Joe Slovo while the ambulence crew had been transporting an asthmatic patient to hospital.
“While transporting the patient to hospital, at the Chatty Dip crossing on the R75 route, a car believed to be a golf hatchback was driving ahead of the ambulance.”
Kupelo said the the crew reported that the golf made a u-turn and flicked its headlights to warn the ambulance.
“But the ambulance crew did not suspect anything was wrong and drove towards the intersection.”