Police arrest man hit by ambulance in Lincoln

A man in his 60s was arrested after he was hit by an ambulance transporting an emergency patient to hospital in Lincoln.

The male pedestrian suffered a minor injury after the crash, which happened on Sleaford Road in Bracebridge Heath at 9.25pm on Sunday, July 19.

Scott Diack saw three ambulances and three police cars at the scene shortly after 10.15pm.

The ambulance was able to continue taking the emergency patient to Lincoln County Hospital.

The pedestrian, who was taken to hospital by another ambulance, was arrested on suspicion of controlling and coercive behaviour and remains in police custody.

Richard Hunter, Ambulance Operations Manager for Lincolnshire at EMAS, said: “One of our ambulances transporting an emergency patient to hospital was involved in a road traffic collision with a pedestrian at 9.25pm on July 19 on Sleaford Road in Lincoln.

“The emergency patient continued their journey to Lincoln County Hospital in another crewed ambulance.

“We also sent two paramedics in ambulance cars and a second crewed ambulance, and the pedestrian was taken to Lincoln County Hospital via crewed ambulance.

“The incident will be investigated by the police and it is therefore inappropriate to make any further comment at this time.”

A spokesperson for Lincolnshire Police said: “The pedestrian, a man in his 60s, sustained a minor injury. He was however arrested on suspicion of controlling and coercive behaviour and remains in custody.”

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