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This is why an air ambulance landed on the side of a busy Basildon road – Essex Live

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A man has been rushed to hospital after suffering a medical emergency in Basildon.

On Sunday, (August 11) emergency services were called to Staneway at around 3pm. 

Photographs from the scene show an air ambulance had landed on a grass area along Laindon Link, which runs from Laindon to Basildon Westgate car park.

Two ambulances and an ambulance officer also attended.

The East of England Ambulance Service has now revealed why they, and a helicopter from the Essex and Herts Air Ambulance, were called to the scene.

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A spokesperson for the service said: “We were called to Staneway in Basildon shortly before 3pm on Sunday (11 August) to reports of a medical emergency.

“Two ambulances, an ambulance officer and the Essex and Hertfordshire Air Ambulance attended and treated a male patient at the scene before transporting him to Basildon and Thurrock Hospital for further assessment and care.”

Staneway is a long route that connects to Laindon Link with Westley Heights. It also runs adjacent to Marks Hill and Langdon Hills.

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