Wednesday 28 June 2017

Pensioner dies after car crashes into ambulance she was travelling in

Richard Vernalls

A pensioner has died after the private ambulance she was in was involved in a crash.

The woman was fatally injured in a collision between a non-emergency ambulance operated by the firm MSL and a Ford Fiesta being driven by a 19-year-old man.

West Midlands Ambulance Service said the accident happened on the A49 at Strefford, near Ludlow, Shropshire, just after 7pm on Monday.

The woman was taken to Royal Shrewsbury Hospital with "serious injuries" but died shortly after arriving.

The ambulance driver, thought to be in his 50s, suffered chest pain while a female attendant, also believed to be in her 50s, who was in the rear of the vehicle had to be treated for leg and shoulder injuries.

An ambulance service spokesman added: "There were three people in the Fiesta, all in their late teens or early 20s.

"The 19-year-old driver had a slightly reduced level of consciousness and back pain. He was immobilised before also being taken to hospital in Shrewsbury.

"The woman in the front passenger seat also went to the same hospital with minor injuries, but the man in the back of the car was uninjured and was discharged at the scene."

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