Pedestrian dies after ambulance crash

A pedestrian has died after being hit by an ambulance on Merseyside.

At around 5am on Sunday 21st August, a 51-year-old male pedestrian was in collision with a North West Ambulance Service ambulance on Fender Lane, Moreton. At the time of the collision the ambulance was travelling with blue beacons illuminated.

The road was closed for a number of hours and enquiries are ongoing to fully establish the circumstances of the incident.

The deceased man is yet to be formally identified and a post mortem will take place to establish the cause of death.

An NWAS spokesperson said:

"An NWAS ambulance was involved in an incident on Fender Lane, Moreton, Wirral shortly before 5am this morning and sadly a 51 year old man died.

"The Trust offers its sincere condolences and our thoughts are with the friends and family of the deceased at this sad time.

"This matter is now subject to a Police investigation and NWAS will work closely with Merseyside Police as part of this."

Officers would appeal to anyone who witnessed this incident to contact the collision investigation team on 0151 777 5771.