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AMBULANCE OVERTURNS FOLLOWING CRASH IN LEICESTER

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An ambulance overturned earlier this morning following a serious early-morning crash with a car in Leicester.

Two crew members and a patient were inside the emergency vehicle at the time, with one crew member taken to hospital it has been revealed.

Firefighters were able to safely free all involved and the patient was taken to hospital in another ambulance.

Picture: Wigston Deli

Photos from the scene, taken by nearby Wigston Deli, show the ambulance having toppled onto its side in the middle of Welford Road, after being involved in a collision with a silver car.

Leicestershire Police have warned motorists to avoid the area, with Welford Road closed at Asquith Boulevard junction city-bound towards the Tesco Express in Lutterworth Road.

The force said: “Officers were called shortly before 6.25am today (May 12) to a report of a collision involving a car and an ambulance. Inside the ambulance were two clinicians from the East Midlands Ambulance Service and a patient.

“One of the crew members is being taken to hospital with injuries not believed to be life threatening or life changing. No one else has been injured.”

Drivers are being diverted and there is heavy traffic.

Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service (LFRS), who attended the scene, confirmed that all people involved in the crash have been freed from the vehicles involved.

A spokesman said: “We were called to an incident at about 6.27am this morning following reports and sent one appliance from Wigston Fire Station, one from Central and a Technical Rescue Team too.

“Our teams safely extricated all people in the vehicles and then made the vehicles themselves safe. We left the incident at 7.16am, handing over duties to Leicestershire Police.”

The ambulance was righted and taken away by recovery crews at around 10am

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