An investigation has begun after an elderly patient travelling in an ambulance died after it went off the road, and crashed into a ditch in Lincolnshire.
It happened in the early hours of this morning in Sibsey near Boston. Although the ambulance was on its way to hospital, it didn't have it's emergency sirens or lights on at the time.
Kate Hemingway reports from the A16 where an ambulance veered off the road earlier this morning.
The 75-year-old patient who was travelling in the back of the ambulance died as a result of the crash.
A 75-year-old woman has died after the ambulance she was a patient in crashed in Lincolnshire.
The woman was pronounced dead at the scene after the vehicle came off the road earlier this morning.
Two ambulance service staff were taken to hospital with minor injuries.
The leader of Derbyshire County Council is concerned that changes to East Midlands Ambulance Service will mean slower reponse times in rural communities.
Sixty-six stations across the region are to be closed and replaced with thirteen purpose-built 'superhubs'.
People worried about proposals to close ambulance stations in the East Midlands will be given the chance to voice their concerns today at a public meeting.
Hinckley ambulance station is one of 65 in the region threatened with closure under plans to replace them with superhubs.
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