Pedestrian dies after being hit by ambulance while on dual carriageway in Devon

A PEDESTRIAN has died after being hit by an ambulance on a dual carriageway.

The man was rushed to hospital after the horror smash just after 4am today in Newton Abbot, Devon.

Tragically he couldn't be saved and was declared dead shortly after.

A joint investigation has now been launched by Devon and Cornwall Police and South Western Ambulance Service.

Officers are appealing for any witnesses on the A380 at the time of the crash to come forward.

It is not clear if the ambulance was on a job at the time.

A spokesperson for South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SWASFT), said: "An ambulance was involved in a collision with a pedestrian on the A380 In the early hours of Saturday.

"The pedestrian was treated on scene and an Operations Officer, Hazardous Area Response Team (HART) and a second ambulance were dispatched and in attendance before the patient was conveyed to hospital.

"Our thoughts are with all those affected by this incident."

Anyone who saw the horror or has dashcam footage can call police on 101 quoting log number 0191 of Saturday July 17.


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