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UPDATED: Ambulance on 999 call collides with car; Burgess Hill road still closed
11:54am Thursday 1st August 2013 in News
A man was taken to hospital after an ambulance on a 999 call collided with a car.
The incident took place at about 8.30am this morning at the junction of Ditchling Road and Janes Lane in Burgess Hill.
Ambulance staff confirmed a man in his 50s, who was the driver of the other vehicle, was taken to Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton suffering from chest pain.
The injuries are not thought to be serious.
The cause of the incident is now under investigation.
A spokesman for South East Coast Ambulance (Secamb) service said: “The ambulance was responding to a call in the area and another vehicle attended and dealt with this incident.
“We sent clinicians to the scene of the collision to assess and treat those involved.
“Two members of Secamb staff were also taken to Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton to be checked for believed to be minor injuries.
“We take safety extremely seriously and are looking into the circumstances surrounding the incident.”
A spokeswoman for Sussex Police said the road between Wivelsfield and Folders Lane currently remain closed.
She added officers remain at the scene whilst the circumstances of the collision are investigated.
A police spokeswoman said: "We would like to thank the public for their patience and co-operation whilst the road is closed.
“This is necessary in order that fuel is cleared and investigations are carried out to establish what happened.”
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