Pedestrian is killed after being hit by ambulance on its way to 999 call in Devon


Pedestrian is killed after being hit by ambulance on its way to 999 call in Devon

  • A ambulance on its way to a 999 call struck a pedestrian in Newton Abbot at 4am
  • Police confirmed the incident happened around 4am on the A380 in Devon 
  • A second ambulance was sent to the scene following this morning’s incident  

A pedestrian has died after being hit by an ambulance in Devon during the early hours.

The incident took place on the A380 in Newton Abbot at roughly around 4am.

A spokesperson for the South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust said: ‘In the early hours of Saturday, July 17, an ambulance was involved in a collision with a pedestrian on the A380.

A pedestrian died after hey were struck by an ambulance which was on its way to an emergency call at 4am on the A380 in Newton Abbot, Devon

A witness said he ambulance suffered significant damage following the crash this morning

A witness said he ambulance suffered significant damage following the crash this morning

‘The pedestrian was treated on scene and an Operations Officer, Hazardous Area Response Team (HART) and a second ambulance were dispatched and in attendance before the patient was conveyed to hospital.

‘Our thoughts are with all those affected by this incident.’

An anonymous driver who witnessed the crash said: ‘An ambulance hit a pedestrian.

‘I was driving about three cars behind. It happened at around 4am.

‘I didn’t see where the pedestrian came from, I just saw the ambulance stop and someone jump out and start doing what looked like CPR.

‘It literally happened around half a mile from the Penn Inn junction.

‘The ambulance was significantly damaged from what I could see.

‘I feel sorry for the ambulance crew and everyone involved.’

The road remained shut for several hours as emergency services remained at the scene.

Devon and Cornwall Police has been approached for more information about the incident.

The road remained shut for several hours as emergency services remained at the scene

The road remained shut for several hours as emergency services remained at the scene

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