Ambulance overturns on A14

PART of the A14 in Suffolk was blocked today after an ambulance being towed on a trailer by another ambulance overturned.

PART of the A14 in Suffolk was blocked today after an ambulance towing a first aid unit overturned.

The incident happened at around 12.05pm on the westbound carriageway at Beyton near Bury St Edmunds.

The ambulance, which belonged to the St John Ambulance, was not answering an emergency call at the time.

A stretch of the A14 was closed by police between the A1088 and the A134 while emergency services dealt with the clear-up. Diversions were also put in place.


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Ambulance crews were called to the scene, but no-one was injured in the incident.

The road was closed for around three hours while the vehicles are recovered.

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A spokeswoman for St John Ambulance said: “We can confirm that a St John Ambulance vehicle towing a first aid unit was involved in a road traffic incident on the A14 on Saturday, October 24.

“The driver was not injured and as far as we are aware no other vehicles are involved. The vehicle was not answering an emergency call at the time.

“We have very stringent driving standards, including training and qualifications, which all St John Ambulance drivers must adhere to. We will be looking into the circumstances around the accident, as a routine procedure.”

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