Sleaford
August 28, 2020 9.41 pm

Man dies after cars crash with ambulance

Third death on Lincolnshire’s roads in two days

A 29-year-old man has died after a crash between two cars and an ambulance in Ruskington on Friday afternoon.

The collision involving a black Volvo V40, a black Peugeot 207 and an EMAS ambulance happened at 12.16pm on Lincoln Road in Ruskington.

The driver of the black Volvo died at the scene.

EMAS confirmed that one of its ambulances transporting an emergency patient to hospital was involved in the collision.

The patient on board the ambulance at the time of the crash continued their journey to hospital in another ambulance. Multiple ambulance resources attended the incident, including the air ambulance and a LIVES paramedic.

Ben Holdaway, Director of Operations at EMAS, said: “Our thoughts are with everyone affected by this incident. The police are now carrying out an investigation into what happened, and it is therefore inappropriate to make any further comment at this time.”

It is the third death on Lincolnshire’s roads in two days after collisions in North Carlton, Lincoln and on the A153, Leasingham Moor, Sleaford.

DS Helen Allcroft, from Lincolnshire Police’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: “This is the third tragic death on our roads in two days. It’s devastating news, my team and I send our condolences to the family and friends of the people who have lost their lives.

“We will do a thorough investigation into each collision and determine the causes and until we know what’s happened, I ask people not to speculate.

“I make another appeal for witnesses and anyone with dashcam footage of the three vehicles as they travelled in Ruskington or the collision itself to contact us.”

Anyone with information or dashcam footage relating to the Ruskington crash should contact Lincolnshire Police on 101 or via email at [email protected] quoting incident 155 of August 28.

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