News In Brief: Pedestrian hit by ambulance vehicle

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A PEDESTRIAN has been seriously hurt after being struck by a fast response ambulance car which was not on its way to an emergency.

The 30-year-old was walking on the pavement next to the Alhambra shopping centre when he crossed the road into the path of a Yorkshire Ambulance Service Skoda Octavia on Westway, Barnsley.

Police are investigating and appealing for witnesses.

A South Yorkshire Police spokesman said: “The man, from Didsbury, Manchester, was taken to Barnsley Hospital with serious injuries.

“The 49-year-old woman from Rotherham driving the Octavia was not hurt.”

A Yorkshire Ambulance spokesman confirmed the vehicle involved was a fast response car. He said it was not on the way to an emergency.

Anyone who witnessed the incident at 1.25am last Sunday is asked to call South Yorkshire Police on 101 quoting incident 121 of September 30.

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