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Leiston: Ambulance car crashes on way to 999 call

PUBLISHED: 15:17 26 February 2011 | UPDATED: 16:24 26 February 2011

Serious crash closes road

Serious crash closes road


A PARAMEDIC is in hospital today after a crash between his rapid response car and another vehicle.

A PARAMEDIC is in hospital today after a crash between his rapid response car and another vehicle.

The collision happened in Leiston just before 2.45pm today when the paramedic car was on its way to a 999 call in Thorpeness.

He suffered minor injuries and has been taken to Ipswich Hospital for treatment, while a man and two children who were in the other car have escaped unharmed.

Fire engines from Leiston and Aldeburgh attended the incident in Waterloo Avenue to make the scene safe.

A spokesman for the East of England ambulance service confirmed an internal investigation has been launched into the cause of the crash, in accordance with Trust policy.

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