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Police continue appeal for witnesses after fatal crash

Police are continuing their appeal for witnesses to the collision and would like to hear from anyone who saw what happened or who saw either vehicle in the Lymington or Brockenhurst areas prior to it.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Road Death Investigation Team at Eastleigh police station, quoting Operation Feldberg, on 101.

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Man bailed after ambulance crash

Police are continuing to appeal for witnesses following a collision involving an ambulance and a car in the New Forest.

A driver arrested in connection with the incident on the A337 yesterday morning has been bailed until July 29.

The 25-year-old, who was driving a blue Seat Alhambra, was arrested on suspicion of causing death by driving without due care and attention.

Both the car and the ambulance were heading north on Lyndhurst Road when, for reasons yet to be established, the ambulance came off the road and hit a tree.

Two dead in ambulance crash - Paramedics' statement

A general view of the scene on the A337 north of Brockenhurst in the New Forest. Credit: PA

South Central Ambulance Service have released this statement:

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

"The ambulance was en route to Southampton General Hospital at the time of theincident conveying an elderly male patient. The patient was accompanied in theambulance by a relative.

"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.

"A male ambulance crew member has been airlifted to Southampton General Hospital by the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance (Helimed 56).

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

"The road is closed until further notice and motorists are asked to avoid the area. Diversions are in place."

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