The Brook, Chatham, closed by police after ambulance crashes

A man and a woman have been taken to hospital after an accident with an ambulance.

Police have cordoned off The Brook in Chatham after the crash just before noon.

The accident happened in The Brook, Chatham
The accident happened in The Brook, Chatham

There were three ambulances and two emergency units on site next to Halfords.

A witness said one of the operations units was involved in the accident and had damage to the front of the vehicle.

A car on the spot was also damaged and there was rubbish on the road.

The traffic report from Inrix says The Brook was closed in both directions between Queen Street and King Street.

A police spokesman said: “Kent Police were called at 11.49am to a collision involving a car and an ambulance in The Brook, Chatham.

“Officers are present and a woman has been taken to a London hospital for treatment.

Ambulances on site in The Brook, Chatham
Ambulances on site in The Brook, Chatham
Police have blocked the road
Police have blocked the road

“Roadblocks are currently in place while on-site investigations continue.”

A spokesman for the South East Coast Ambulance Service (SECAmb): “SECAmb can confirm that one of its ambulances was involved in a traffic collision with a car in The Brook, Chatham shortly after 11.45am. The car was on its way to a nearby incident at the time of the collision.

“Ambulance crews attended instead and the two passengers in the car were assessed and treated before being driven to the hospital.

A woman has been taken to Kings College Hospital and a man, in a less serious condition, has been taken to Medway Maritime Hospital.

“Ambulance personnel were shaken but unharmed.”


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