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Woman dies after crash with ambulance responding to emergency

A woman has died after a crash with an ambulance car that was responding to an emergency.

The pensioner, 85, was in a Suzuki along with a man, 87, who suffered serious injuries.

Their car collided with a Skoda ambulance car which was used by East Midlands Ambulance Service.

A Renault car was also involved in the accident.

The crash happened on Yarborough Road in Grimsby, which was closed for several hours following the collision shortly before midday on November 20.

Emergency services were on the scene within minutes, according to witnesses.

A Humberside Police spokesman said: ‘We were called at 11.45am on November 20, following the collision at the junction with Cross Coates Road between a white Suzuki Alto and an ambulance response car which was responding to an emergency.

‘Sadly, the lady – whose family have asked is not named publicly – passed away at the scene and an 87-year-old man, who was also travelling in the Alto, has suffered serious injuries.

‘Our specialist teams are investigating the circumstances of the collision and are appealing for anyone with information or dashcam footage which could assist us to come forward.

‘We ask that you do not speculate about the cause of the collision on
social media.’

Humberside Fire and Rescue Service attended to make the vehicles safe and three ambulances responded to take the injured people to hospital.

Ben Holdaway, director of operations at EMAS, said: ‘One of our fast response vehicles responding to a 999 call was involved in a serious road traffic collision with a car at 11.31am on November 20 on Yarborough Road in Grimsby.

‘A number of EMAS resources were sent to the scene together with Humberside Police.

‘Two patients were taken to hospital for treatment via double-crewed ambulances. One patient was taken to Diana, Princess of Wales Hospital in Grimsby and the other patient was taken to Hull Royal Infirmary.

‘One ambulance crew member also suffered minor injuries and was transported to Diana, Princess of Wales Hospital via double-crewed ambulance.’

He added: ‘The incident will be investigated by the police and it is therefore inappropriate to make any further comment at this time.’

Humberside Police closed Yarborough Road from the Cromwell Road roundabout and at Little Coates Road.

Officers were also diverting traffic away from Cross Coates Road.

One trader said: ‘I just heard this very loud bang and the emergency services were here quickly.’

A resident said: ‘It is a terrible junction. It is a wonder there aren’t collisions every day.’

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