Ambulance involved in collision with Royal Mail van

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TRAFFIC chaos hit one of the area’s busiest roads early on Monday morning after a crash involving an ambulance and a Royal Mail van at Guyhirn.

The two vehicle accident happened at around 6am at the junction of the A47 Fen Road with the Play2Day turning.

The ambulance was on a blue-light call taking a male patient on board to Peterborough City Hospital at the time of the incident.

As a result of the crash the road was closed in both directions for nearly four hours causing traffic queues in all directions including along the A47 and also along Barton Road from Wisbech St Mary and also Leverington.

The driver of the Royal Mail van had to be cut from his vehicle by firefighters and was taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital at King’s Lynn with leg injuries.

A spokesman for the East of England Ambulance Service said: “We can confirm that an ambulance was involved in a collision just after 6am this morning on the A47 between Wisbech and March. The ambulance was conveying a patient to Peterborough City Hospital at the time.

“Another ambulance was dispatched immediately to convey the patient, who remained stable throughout.

“Both members of the ambulance crew suffered minor injuries and were taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King’s Lynn and Peterborough City Hospital.”