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Ambulance crashes near scene of previous fatal smash
AN AMBULANCE has been involved in a crash on a Hampshire road, just yards from the scene of a fatal ambulance crash earlier this year.
A woman in her 40s had to be transferred from his ambulance to another following the smash at the junction of the A337 Lyndhurst Road and Balmer Lawn Road near Brokenhurst at 11.25am this morning.
This happened while a patient was being taken to Southampton General Hospital from Lymington.
It involved an ambulance and a white Aveco Tipper truck believed to be driven by a 62 year-old man from Lymington.
Hampshire police said there were no serious injuries but the patient had to be transferred to another ambulance that had raced to the scene, with the patient taken on to Southampton General.
In a statement, a police spokesperson said officers were called at 11:27am after the collision between the ambulance, which was driving under blue lights from Brockenhurst towards Lyndhurst, and a lorry, which was turning right at the junction near the Balmer Lawn Hotel.
The ambulance sustained damage to its front end. The two paramedics on board have both been taken to hospital for routine check-ups but neither are believed to have sustained any significant injury.
The lorry sustained minor damage, and the lorry driver was uninjured.
Police remain at scene, and motorists are advised that there will be short delays to traffic passing through that area for the next couple of hours whilst the scene is cleared and enquiries conducted.
This happened nearby an ambulance accident in April which killed Francis Ironside, 88, of Harts Way, Lymington, along with ambulance technician Gillian Randall, 42, who was driving the vehicle.
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