Rapid reponse car involved in crash

A RAPID response ambulance was involved in a crash while on its way to an incident in Stowmarket.

The low speed, low impact collision occurred at 1.07pm on Navigation Approach on May 3 while the ambulance car was on blue lights.

Another rapid response vehicle was sent to cover the ambulance car’s emergency call. The collison involved one of the ambulance service’s Honda CRV ambulance cars and a Citroen C3.

Navigation Approach was closed while the vehicles were moved out of the way.

A spokeswoman for the East of England Ambulance Service said although the female driver of the car was taken to hospital as a precaution, neither she nor the ambulance driver were injured in the collision.

She said: “This was a low impact, low speed collision between one of our rapid response vehicles and a car.

“The driver of the car, a woman, had no obvious injuries but was taken to Ipswich Hospital as a precaution.

“Our driver, who was not hurt, was on lights on the way to an emergency call in the Stowmarket area.

“Another vehicle was immediately sent to that call and that patient was not adversely affected as a result.”

Police are compiling an accident report into the collision.