Cyclist waits an hour for ambulance after fall on busy Fareham road

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A cyclist suffered ankle injuries after she fell off her bicycle on a busy Fareham road.

The incident happened in Longfield Avenue at 9.40pm last night.

The cyclist, believed to be a 60-year old woman, hurt her ankle in the fall and had to wait more than an hour for an ambulance.

A spokesman from South Central Ambulance Service said: ‘We were called at 9.41pm to a cyclist who had fallen off their bike and suffered ankle injuries.

‘We sent a rapid response vehicle. The cyclist was taken to the Queen Alexandra Hospital with minor injuries.’

The woman was taken in the rapid response vehicle at 10.42pm.

The spokesman said there were 12 ambulances queuing at the hospital at the time of the incident which ‘impacted their ability to respond’. He said the call had been treated as a minor injury, meaning they should respond within 30 minutes.