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Four hurt after ambulance crashes

Four people were injured when an ambulance collided head-on with a car.

The South Central Ambulance vehicle was involved in a collision with a Renault Clio on the A40 near Cassington in Witney, Oxon, in the early hours.

One crew member received a minor back injury, the other, who was driving the vehicle, suffered a broken finger.

A patient and an officer riding in the ambulance received minor injuries. The Clio driver, 24, was arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving.

We are relieved no one was badly injured in what could have been a very serious collision
Insp Nigel Welham
Thames Valley Police

The ambulance was travelling to the John Radcliffe Hospital, where all the parties involved in the incident were later treated.

A police spokesman said the ambulance was being followed by a police car, which was not involved in the collision.

The A40 was closed for five hours until 0600 BST between the Wolvercote roundabout and the Eynsham roundabout.

Insp Nigel Welham, from Thames Valley Police, said: "We are relieved no-one was badly injured in what could have been a very serious collision.

"We would like to hear from anyone who was driving on the A40 around 1am today and either saw this collision or the lead up to it."




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