Ambulance lamp post crash at Sutton Bridge investigated

A police investigation has begun after an ambulance crashed into a lamp post, injuring three people.

The crash happened on the A17 at Sutton Bridge on Tuesday afternoon.

The East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS) ambulance was taking an elderly woman to hospital at the time.

The patient suffered minor injuries. One of the ambulance crew suffered a fractured cheekbone, cuts and bruises. The other sustained bruising.

Normal speed

The three people were taken to hospital for treatment.

A spokesperson for EMAS said: "Although both staff members sustained injuries as a result of the collision, they immediately summoned assistance and then went to the aid of the female patient.

"Police are investigating the cause of the collision and as such it is not appropriate for us to make further comment at this stage."

The ambulance was travelling at normal speed at the time, police said.

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