Ambulance service: 2 pronounced dead at scene

A motorist has been arrested after a paramedic and an elderly patient were killed when an ambulance crashed into a tree. In a statement South Central Ambulance Service said:

A double crewed ambulance belonging to South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SCAS) was involved in a collision with a tree on the A337 Brockenhurst to Lyndhurst road at 09.35 this morning.

A female member of the ambulance crew and the elderly male patient were pronounced dead at scene.

A male relative of the deceased patient was collared and boarded at scene and has been conveyed to Southampton General Hospital by land ambulance.

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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.