Ambulance vehicle crashes near Thetford

Filer of East Anglian Ambulance Trust rapid response vehicle . Photo: Steve Adams

Filer of East Anglian Ambulance Trust rapid response vehicle . Photo: Steve Adams

An ambulance service rapid response vehicle has been involved in a collision with a van en route to an emergency call.

A woman had to be freed from the van after the incident on the A134 in the Bury St Edmunds direction at around 9.20am.

A spokesman for the ambulance service said the rapid response vehicle was travelling on blue lights when it collided with the van.

The member of staff involved was uninjured, but the vehicle was damaged and had to be recovered.

A further ambulance crew and ambulance officer were also dispatched to the scene.

They treated the woman for a minor head injury after she had been freed by fire crews from Thetford and Brandon.

She was treated at the scene and taken to West Suffolk Hospital for further treatment.

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Norfolk Police also attended and closed the road.

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