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Ambulance overturns at Preston Docks roundabout

Posted on - 10th May, 2017 - 8:26am | Author - | Posted in - Ashton-on-Ribble, News, Riversway, Roads, Transport
The overturned ambulance at Preston Docks Pic: Benjamin Wareing
The overturned ambulance at Preston Docks Pic: Benjamin Wareing

A Preston roundabout was shut for an hour on Tuesday night after an ambulance crashed.

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Paramedics were unhurt as the emergency services vehicles toppled over at the roundabout of Port Way, Mariners Way and Channel Way near the Jaguar Garage.

Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service were called out to help winch the ambulance back to an upright position.

The incident took place around 11.20pm on Tuesday (9 May).

The ambulance vehicle, belonging to the North West Ambulance Service, sustained minor damage from the incident and no other vehicles are thought to have been involved.

An ambulance support vehicle was with the main ambulance Pic: Benjamin Wareing
An ambulance support vehicle was with the main ambulance Pic: Benjamin Wareing

No passengers were in the ambulance at the time of the incident.

Read more: Pedestrian dies during Preston Docks crash

It took around an hour for the ambulance to be righted and the road to re-open.

A spokeswoman for North West Ambulance Service said: “One of our vehicles was involved in a road traffic collision on Tuesday evening. The ambulance had been allocated to an emergency and was travelling on blue lights when it unfortunately tipped over on the roundabout.

“Thankfully no other vehicles or patients were involved and our crew was uninjured and able to continue with their shift. The vehicle has been recovered to our workshop with the help of Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service. The Police have been informed and we will be conducting our own investigations.”

Preston Police confirmed they were called at 11.15pm to the Docks to the damage only incident.

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