75-year-old woman dies after ambulance taking her to hospital crashes
A Lincolnshire Police spokesman confirmed the ambulance had left the road and ended up in a ditch off the A16
Monday 10 December 2012
A 75-year-old woman has died after an ambulance taking her to hospital crashed early today.
Lincolnshire Police said the patient was pronounced dead at the scene after the ambulance left the A16 at Sibsey, near Boston, at 2.58am.
Two ambulance service staff, men aged 52 and 62, were taken to Boston's Pilgrim Hospital and treated for minor injuries.
In a statement, East Midlands Ambulance Service said: "One of our double-crewed ambulances was involved in a road traffic collision just before 3am this morning on the A16 Boston Road, Lincolnshire.
"The vehicle contained two of our ambulance crew and a patient who was being taken to hospital.
"No other vehicle was involved.
"The incident is subject to a police investigation and therefore it is not appropriate for us to make further comment at this time."
East Midlands Ambulance Service chief executive Phil Milligan said: "We offer our sincere condolences to the family and friends of the patient who died following this tragic incident."
A Lincolnshire Police spokesman confirmed the ambulance had left the road and ended up in a ditch off the A16.
He said no arrests had been made and officers are still investigating the incident.
No details have been released about the patient or the reason for her being taken to hospital.
A Home Office pathologist is due to carry out a post-mortem examination on the woman tomorrow.
Formal identification is due to take place on Wednesday, the police spokesman said.
Investigations into the incident are ongoing with one line of inquiry being the road conditions at the time.
It is believed the road may have been icy as temperatures dropped overnight in the area.
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