Ambulance involved in crash in South Yorkshire

An ambulance on its way to a 999 call was involved in a crash in Rotherham this morning.

Wednesday, 16th November 2016, 10:51 am
Updated Wednesday, 16th November 2016, 16:22 pm
An ambulance was involved in a crash today

Yorkshire Ambulance Service said the ambulance crashed on Herringthorpe Valley Road, Herringthorpe, just before 8.20am as it responded to an emergency call.

A Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust spokeswoman said: “We can confirm that one of our ambulances was involved in a collision today at around 8.18am on Herringthorpe Valley Road, Rotherham, as it was responding to an emergency incident.

“Two ambulances and a clinical supervisor attended the scene and one patient was taken to hospital.

“Another ambulance was dispatched immediately to the original emergency.”

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Police closed the road in both directions after the smash, which involved a blue Honda Jazz and a silver Vauxhall Astra.

A South Yorkshire Police spokesman said: "Emergency services were called to reports of a collision in Herringthorpe Valley Road, Rotherham.

"It is reported that a blue Honda Jazz, a silver Vauxhall Astra and an ambulance were involved in the collision.

"It is understood that a number of people involved suffered minor injuries.

"The road was closed for a time while emergency services responded to the incident."