Tragedy as woman dies after Yarborough Road crash involving ambulance service vehicle

A woman has tragically died after a crash involving an East Midlands Ambulance Service car that was responding to an emergency. Yarborough Road in Grimsby was closed for several hours following the collision shortly before midday. The Skoda vehicle used as a response car by EMAS was on Yarborough Road near the Cross Coates Road junction when it collided with a Suzuki.

A Renault car was also involved. Emergency services were on the scene within minutes, according to witnesses.

Emergency services at the scene of the fatal crash

But police confirmed tonight that an 85-year-old woman who was in the Suzuki has sadly died and an 87-year-old man who was also in the car has suffered serious injuries. A Humberside Police spokesman said: “We were called at 11.45am on Friday, 20 November, following the collision at the junction with Cross Coates Road between a white Suzuki Alto and an ambulance response car which was responding to an emergency.

“Sadly, the lady – whose family have asked is not named publically – passed away at the scene and an 87-year-old man, who was also travelling in the Alto, has suffered serious injuries. “Our specialist teams are investigating the circumstances of the collision and are appealing for anyone with information or dashcam footage which could assist us to come forward.

Tragedy as woman dies after Yarborough Road crash involving ambulance service vehicleAn 85-year-old woman tragically died in the collision

“We ask that you do not speculate about the cause of the collision on social media. “If you can help, please call our non-emergency 101 line, quoting log number 187 of 20 November.”

Humberside Fire and Rescue Service attended to make the vehicles safe and three ambulances responded to take the injured people to hospital. Ben Holdaway, director of operations at EMAS, said: “One of our fast response vehicles responding to a 999 call was involved in a serious road traffic collision with a car at 11.31am on 20 November on Yarborough Road in Grimsby. “A number of EMAS resources were sent to the scene together with Humberside Police.

To get the Grimsby Live headlines every day, simply pop your email address into the sign-up box just beneath the picture at the top of this article. “Two patients were taken to hospital for treatment via double-crewed ambulances. One patient was taken to Diana, Princess of Wales Hospital in Grimsby and the other patient was taken to Hull Royal Infirmary.

“One ambulance crew member also suffered minor injuries and was transported to Diana, Princess of Wales Hospital via double-crewed ambulance.” He added: “The incident will be investigated by the police and it is therefore inappropriate to make any further comment at this time.”

Tragedy as woman dies after Yarborough Road crash involving ambulance service vehicleAn 87-year-old man was also seriously injured in the crash

Humberside Police closed Yarborough Road from the Cromwell Road roundabout and at Little Coates Road. Officers were also diverting traffic away from Cross Coates Road.

One trader said: “I just heard this very loud bang and the emergency services were here quickly.”

A resident said: “It is a terrible junction.

It is a wonder there aren’t collisions every day.”

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