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Last Updated: Wednesday, 27 July, 2005, 10:51 GMT 11:51 UK
Driver dies after ambulance crash
The ambulance crew suffered minor injuries in the crash
The ambulance crew suffered minor injuries in the crash
A post office van driver has died after his vehicle was in collision with an ambulance in Glasgow.

The incident happened just before 0430 BST on Wednesday, as the ambulance made its way along Westland Drive in Jordanhill, to an emergency call.

Two ambulance crew members suffered minor injuries, but the 50-year-old van driver was taken to the Western Infirmary where he died.

Strathclyde Police said the road had been closed as part of their inquiries.

A Royal Mail spokesman described the accident as a tragedy and said: "He was a long-serving member of staff and our thoughts are with his family, friends and colleagues."

A spokesman for the Scottish Ambulance Service explained that the ambulance had been responding to the 999 call when the accident happened.

He added: "The Scottish Ambulance Service is co-operating with the police investigation and at this time our thoughts are with the family of the deceased driver."

A report with be sent to the procurator fiscal in due course.




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