A MUM-of-two has thanked the emergency services after she was tended to by passing paramedics after being in a car accident, even though the ambulance crew were on their way back for their break.

Catherine Watkinson suffered severe whiplash after a lorry went into the back of her Nissan Navara on Westbury Road coming from Warminster last Friday.

After suffering neck injuries in a previous car accident just six weeks ago, she immediately thought the worst.

Police arrived on the scene and called for an ambulance which was on its way to Poulton, but a passing ambulance crew took it upon themselves to step in and get Ms Watkinson to hospital as soon as possible.

“The crew really were amazing, they gave up their break to help me and they couldn’t do enough for me.

“They treated me so well as they knew about my previous accident and I was at hospital within the hour.

“The were so great and it really opened my eyes as emergency service workers do get a lot of bad press, but they are so good at their jobs and know exactly what to do.

“Who knows when or even if they got their well-deserved break in the end?”

Ms Watkinson suffered severe whiplash as a result of the accident and is currently off work.

She added: “I am just taking this time off to recover and hope to be back at work as soon as I can.

“My children have had a difficult week seeing me like this and there have been a few tears, but they are coping so well.

“I am on a lot of medication and I have been a lot better, but I am on the mend and have the paramedics to thank for that.”