East Midlands Ambulance Service has issued a statement after a man died following a collision with one of its vehicles.
The ambulance was carrying an emergency patient to hospital when it was involved in the crash at 12.16pm on Saturday (August 28) in Lincoln Road, Ruskington – near Sleaford.
The collision involved the ambulance and two other cars – a black Volvo and a black Peugeot – and Lincolnshire Police have confirmed that the Volvo driver, a 29-year-old man, has died.
A spokesperson for East Midlands Ambulance Service said: ‘One of our ambulances transporting an emergency patient to hospital was involved in a serious road traffic collision involving two cars at 12.16pm on August 28, on Lincoln Road.
‘The patient onboard the ambulance at the time of the collision continued their journey to hospital in another ambulance.
“Multiple ambulance resources attended the incident including the air ambulance and a LIVES paramedic.
‘Two additional patients suffered minor injuries and were treated at the scene. One ambulance crew member also suffered minor injuries.”
Ben Holdaway, Director of Operations at EMAS, added: “We offer our deepest condolences to the family and friends of the person who tragically died in the collision.
“Our thoughts are with everyone affected by this incident. The police are now carrying out an investigation into what happened, and it is therefore inappropriate to make any further comment at this time.”
A spokesperson for Lincolnshire Police said that the collision was the third fatal crash (unconnected) in two days, offering condolences to the families of all victims.
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DS Helen Allcroft, from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: “This is the third tragic death on our roads in two days.
“It’s devastating news, my team and I send our condolences to the family and friends of the people who have lost their lives.
“We will do a thorough investigation into each collision and determine the causes and until we know what’s happened, I ask people not to speculate.
“I make another appeal for witnesses and anyone with dashcam footage of the three vehicles as they travelled in Ruskington or the collision itself to contact us.”