Man Bailed After Fatal Ambulance Crash

A man arrested after an ambulance crashed into a tree, killing two people, has been bailed unti July.

The 25 year old, who was driving a blue Seat Alhambra, was arrested on suspicion of causing death by driving without due care and attention after the incident on the A337 on Friday 26th April.

Both the car and the ambulance were heading north on Lyndhurst Road towards Lyndhurst when at around 9.35am, for reasons yet to be established, the ambulance came off the road and collided with a tree.

 

The ambulance driver, a 42-year-old female ambulance technician, and the patient, an 88-year-old man, were pronounced dead at the scene. A male crew member and a male relative of the patient remain in hospital both in a serious condition.

 

The road was closed until shortly after 5pm on Friday to allow for a full investigation and recovery of the scene.

 

Police are continuing their appeal for witnesses to the collision and would like to hear from anyone who saw what happened or who saw either vehicle in the Lymington or Brockenhurst areas prior to it.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Road Death Investigation Team at Eastleighpolice station, quoting Operation Feldberg, on 101.

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