Patient dies in ambulance involved in collision

An ambulance carrying a patient in cardiac arrest has been involved in a collision with a four-wheel drive on the Brooker Highway in Hobart earlier today. 

The patient died, however, Ambulance Tasmania said the death was not related to the collision, which occurred at a roundabout. 

One paramedic suffered serious but non-life threatening injuries while a further two ambulances officers received minor injuries. 

Two ambulances were called and two of the paramedics were taken to Royal Hobart Hospital. 

The south-bound lane of the Brooker Highway has been blocked following the collision about 3.10pm. 

Traffic is moving but delays are to be expected.

The deceased patient was picked up from a Hobart GP clinic suffering a heart attack, Ambulance Tasmania said.