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Ambulance collision – A40, Cassington

Police are appealing for witnesses after a car was in collision with a South Central Ambulance Service vehicle in the early hours of this morning (26/05) near Cassington.

At just before 1am, an ambulance was travelling along the A40 from Witney, where it had attended a domestic-related incident, towards Oxford and the John Radcliffe Hospital. It collided head on with a black Renault Clio.

One ambulance crew member received a minor back injury while the other, who was driving the vehicle, suffered a broken finger. A patient and a police officer riding in the ambulance both received minor injuries.

Four men in their 20s in the Clio received minor injuries. All involved were taken to the JR2.

The 24-year-old driver of the Clio was arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving and will report to police after receiving medical treatment.

The ambulance was being followed by a police car, but this was not involved in the collision.

The A40 was closed between the Wolvercote roundabout and the Eynsham roundabout until shortly after 6am.

Insp Nigel Welham of Oxfordshire Roads Policing said: “We are relieved no one was badly injured in what could have been a very serious collision. We would like to hear from anyone who was driving on the A40 around 1am today and either saw this collision or the lead up to it.”

Insp Welham can be contacted via the Police Enquiry Centre on 0845 8 505 505.

If you don’t want to talk to police and don’t want to leave your name, call the Crimestoppers charity anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Posted : 26/05/2008 13:01:30

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