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Ambulance badly damaged in crash

An ambulance crew is recovering after their vehicle was hit by a car in Leicester.

The accident happened on Sunday evening in Leicester city centre, an East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS) spokeswoman confirmed.

The ambulance was stationary when it was struck by a car being driven at speed, EMAS said.

The crew members were able to complete their shift but were left shaken by the incident.

An EMAS spokeswoman said: "The driver of the car ran away from the scene and as such was not treated by the ambulance crew.

"The collision has caused extensive damage to our ambulance vehicle."

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