A 20-year-old man has been arrested at the scene of a fatal crash in which an ambulance crashed into a tree in the New Forest. The driver of the ambulance and the patient were killed. The two other occupants of the ambulance are in hospital with serious injuries.
The 20-year-old man - who was not on board the ambulance - has been detained on suspicion of causing death by driving without due care and attention.
The incident happened on the Brockenhurst to Lyndhurst road, at 9.35am.
The A337 is expected to remain closed for the rest of the day while investigators examine the cause of the accident. Motorists are being asked to avoid the area. Diversions are in place.
Two people have died after a collision involving an ambulance on the A337. The vehicle went into a tree, for a reason that has yet to be established.
The driver of the ambulance; a female paramedic, and an elderly male patient travelling in the rear of the ambulance died at the scene.
A male crew member and a male relative of the patient, who were both travelling in the back of the ambulance, are being treated for serious injuries at Southampton General Hospital.
Hampshire Police are investigating. Witnesses are asked to contact the Road Death Investigation Team at Eastleigh on 101, quoting Operation Feldburg.
An ambulance has collided with a tree on the A337 in the New Forest. The incident happened at 9.35am on the Brockenhurst to Lyndhurst road, at its junction with New Park. Four people were on board at the time. Hampshire Police are at the scene. Diversions are in place.