Page last updated at 17:56 GMT, Tuesday, 22 September 2009 18:56 UK

Elderly woman struck by ambulance

An elderly woman suffered a suspected broken pelvis when she was struck by an ambulance responding to a 999 call.

The woman, in her 70s, was hit at the junction of Yarm Road and Yarm Lane in Stockton, Teesside, earlier on Tuesday.

She was taken to the University Hospital of North Tees after the ambulance radioed for a back-up crew.

A spokeswoman for the North East Ambulance Service NHS Trust said both a police and an internal investigation were being held.

She said: "The North East Ambulance Service is co-operating fully with the police.

"Our thoughts are with the woman and her family and we wish her a speedy recovery."

No member of the ambulance crew was injured.

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