2 killed as ambulance hits tree

A man has been released on bail after a fatal ambulance crash in Hampshire. A paramedic and an elderly patient were killed when the ambulance hit a tree.

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Man arrested after ambulance crash

Hampshire Police said a man in his 20s was arrested at the scene of the crash on suspicion of causing death by driving without due care and attention.

The double-crewed ambulance belonged to South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SCAS) and was en route to Southampton General Hospital with the elderly patient.

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Paramedic airlifted to hospital after ambulance crash

A male relative of the patient killed when an ambulance struck a tree was treated at scene of the accident and has been conveyed to Southampton General Hospital by ambulance.

A male ambulance crew member has been airlifted to Southampton General Hospital by the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance.

South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust said it is conducting appropriate welfare checks with the families of all involved.

Road closed after ambulance crash

A Hampshire police spokesman said: "The road is expected to remain closed for the rest of the day while collision investigators examine the scene and arrange for the vehicle to be recovered."

The accident happened on the A337 where the blue marker shows. Credit: Google Maps

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Paramedic and elderly patient killed in ambulance crash

A paramedic and an elderly patient were killed when an ambulance crashed into a tree.

For reasons yet to be established, the ambulance left the road and hit a tree, Hampshire Police said.

The driver of the ambulance - a female paramedic - and an elderly male patient travelling in the rear of the vehicle died at the scene.

A male crew member and a male relative of the patient, who were both in the back of the ambulance, suffered serious injuries.

"Next of kin for those involved are in the process of being informed," a police spokesman said.

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