Dhenkanal, Feb 13: Driver and patient of a 108 ambulance had a close shave after the vehicle hit an 11-kv electric pole near Rameswarpur under the Dhenkanal Town police station late on Wednesday night.
Sources said that the ambulance helper, Khageswar Nayak, sustained injury on head. The helper and patient were rushed to the Dhenkanal District Headquarters Hospital (DHH) in another ambulance.
According to sources, the mishap occurred last night when the ambulance carrying a monk was en-route to the Dhenkanal DHH.
The vehicle rammed into an 11-kv electric pole due to brake failure.
Electric connections were disrupted in the area following the accident.