A64: One dead in crash involving a stolen ambulance

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One person has died after an ambulance, which may have been stolen, crashed with a bus and another vehicle on the a64 near Flaxton tonight.

The crash happened just before 9pm.

North Yorkshire Police said: “Police are currently at the scene of a serious road traffic collision involving an ambulance and a bus on the A64 near York.

“The collision occurred at about 8.30pm tonight (Friday 10 April) on the A64 near the Flaxton junction, east of York.

“The driver of the ambulance was pronounced dead at the scene. Police believe the ambulance was not being driven by a paramedic or member of ambulance staff at the time of the collision.

“The driver of the double-decker bus has been taken to hospital with serious, but not life-threatening injuries.

“There were 16 passengers on the bus, five of whom have been taken to hospital for treatment. Their injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

“The A64 remains closed while collision investigators examine the scene, and will remain closed for some time. Motorists are asked to avoid the A64 near York.

“Police are asking anyone who witnessed the incident, or either of the vehicles involved prior to the collision, to contact the police. Dial 101, press option 1 and pass information to the Force Control Room.

“Please quote reference number 556 of 10 April.

The driver of the bus was believed to be among the 10 people injured in the crash.”

The ambulance also hit a car which had a pregnant woman in it. She was not injured,

More to come.