Man accused of ramming ambulance while paramedics treated woman in the back

A MAN has been arrested and charged after allegedly ramming an ambulance with his 4WD while paramedics were in the back, treating a woman he knew in regional Victoria.

Ambulance officers were transporting the 33-year-old woman to hospital when they were rammed in the small town of Lindenow on Wednesday afternoon.

In a statement, Victoria Police said a white Toyota Landcruiser smashed into the ambulance after it had stopped on the side of the road near Bairnsdale-Dargo Road and Windmill Lane about 1.30pm.


Thankfully, no one was injured in the collision.

Police said the 28-year-old man driving the Landcruiser is known to the woman.

He was arrested at the scene and charged with reckless conduct endangering serious injury, criminal damage, assault against emergency workers and various driving and weapons offences.

The 28-year-old has been remanded in custody to appear in Bairnsdale Magistrates’ Court on October 5.

The woman, aged 33, was taken to hospital as planned for observation.

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