Two hospitalised after ambulance overturns in Stevenage

PUBLISHED: 09:28 05 June 2012 | UPDATED: 13:37 08 June 2012

Police at the scene of the crash in James Way. Photo by Thomas Dyson.

Police at the scene of the crash in James Way. Photo by Thomas Dyson.

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TWO people were taken to hospital last night (Monday) after an ambulance overturned and crashed into a lamppost.

The emergency services were alerted to the incident at James Way in Stevenage at about 6.30pm, which left a lamppost bent at a 45 degree angle.

Two crew members were on their way back to the station after completing their shift when the accident occurred, and were both taken to Lister Hospital to be treated for minor injuries.

Eyewitness Rachel Beazley, who was in her garden opposite at the time, said: “The ambulance came round the corner on two wheels. I saw the ambulance topple over and crash into a lamppost. A boy in his mid-20s ran over and jumped on the top of the ambulance - he opened the ambulance door and pulled one of them out.”

Police closed North Road while the ambulance was recovered before it reopened at 8.50pm.

An investigation into the incident has now been launched by the East of England Ambulance Service, which has replaced the vehicle.

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