THE mother of a chef who died after crashing his scooter has described the ambulance response times as "unacceptable" after it took 22 minutes for medics to arrive at the scene.

Now it can be revealed that paramedics were forced to travel from Cupar in Fife because no ambulances were available in Dundee or Angus.

Scott Cunningham, 31, was riding home to Dundee from work in Fife when he collided with a parked car.

The Scottish Ambulance Service received an emergency call at 8.45pm on Friday, June 7. However, paramedics did not reach the scene until 9.07pm.

He was taken to Dundee's Ninewells Hospital but later died from internal injuries.

Linda Young, 50, received a phone call from her son after the crash, when he said he was fine.

Yesterday, she described the response time as "unacceptable". She said: "I'm not happy about it at all.

"The police then phoned and said he was OK but they were taking him to be checked.

"The next call I got was to say that he had died.

"The woman who was with him at the time said that the ambulance had taken a long time.

"That is too long to wait. They might have been able to save Scott's life if they were there quicker."

A spokesman for the Scottish Ambulance Service said: "We received a 999 call at 8.45pm to respond to a patient who had come off his motorcycle and was described as conscious and alert.

"At that time there was unusually high demand in Tayside and all our crews in Dundee and the surrounding area were busy responding to incidents."