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Ambulance crashes during 999 call

The crashed ambulance on the A21
No patients were on board the ambulance which crashed on the A21

An ambulance crashed on an icy road as it responded to an accident involving two cars on the Kent and Sussex border.

South East Coast Ambulance Service said no patients were on board and the crew were not injured in the crash on the A21 at Lamberhurst.

The crew had been responding to a collision between two cars on the same stretch of road, which saw three people suffer non-life-threatening injuries.

South East Coast Ambulance Service said paramedics were already at the scene.

A spokesman for the service added: "The vehicle that was involved in the collision was a supporting vehicle.

"Additional resources were deployed and three patients were taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

"The ambulance has been recovered. It is too early to say what the cause of the crash was but will be co-operate with any police investigation."

The southbound A21 near Lamberhurst had to be closed for a short while.

A spokesman for Kent Police said: "Conditions on the A21 and other roads in the area are bad with very icy surfaces and road users are being advised to only travel if necessary."

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