Probe begins after ambulance smash

VIDEO POLICE have launched an investigation following a crash in Ipswich involving an ambulance fast response car that left two men in hospital.

POLICE have launched an investigation following a crash in Ipswich involving an ambulance fast response car that left two men in hospital.

The two drivers, both men, were taken to Ipswich hospital after a Ford Escort and the ambulance vehicle collided at the junction of Cliff Lane and Landseer Road today.

Both men are described as having serious injuries although they are not thought to be life-threatening.

An ambulance service spokesman told The Evening Star that at the time of the accident, around 2.18pm, the response vehicle was on a 999 call.

Police, ambulance and fire crews were called to the scene and road closures were put in place on Landseer Road and Cliff Lane.

Both drivers were treated at the scene before being taken to hospital although the driver of the Escort, believed to be a man in his 20s from Ipswich, had to be cut from his car.

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Chief Inspector Martin Barnes-Smith said police at the scene will try to piece together exactly what happened.

He said: “The ambulance was responding to an incident when it collided with the Escort.

“We believe the ambulance was heading along Landseer Road and the Escort was coming down Cliff Lane.

“We will treat it like any other collision and will fully investigate what has happened.”

Witnesses to the accident are asked to contact Pc Phil Barrett at the roads policing unit on 01473 613730.

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