England: Pedestrian dies after being hit by ambulance in Devon

A pedestrian died after being hit by an ambulance in Devon County, southwest England early Saturday.

A spokesperson for the South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust said: ‘In the early hours of Saturday, July 17, an ambulance was involved in a collision with a pedestrian.

‘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.’

An anonymous driver who witnessed the crash said: ‘An ambulance hit a pedestrian.

‘I was driving about three cars behind. It happened at around 4am.

‘I didn’t see where the pedestrian came from, I just saw the ambulance stop and someone jump out and start doing what looked like CPR.

‘It literally happened around half a mile from the Penn Inn junction.

‘The ambulance was significantly damaged from what I could see.

‘I feel sorry for the ambulance crew and everyone involved.’

Devon and Cornwall Police are investigating the incident.