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Man hit by ambulance on A1 dies at scene.

AN investigation has been launched following the death of man who was hit by an ambulance on a major North East road.

The man, aged in his 50s, died last night after being hit by an ambulance on the A1 near to Haggerston in Northumberland. Police were called just before 7pm last night, Tuesday, October 29, following the collision between the male pedestrian and ambulance.

It happened on the southbound carriageway just outside Haggerston.

Officers and paramedics attended the scene and a section of the A1, both lanes, between the B6353 and B6525 was closed. Diversions were put in place while investigations were on-going.

The man, believed to be in his 50s, involved in the collision was pronounced dead at the scene and enquiries into the collision are underway.

A Northumbria Police spokesperson said: "The pedestrian, a man in his 50s, involved in the collision has been pronounced dead at the scene and enquiries into the collision are underway."

The A1 in Northumberland has a history of fatal collisions but this is believed to be the first involving an ambulance.

It is not known at this stage if the ambulance involved in the collision had been responding to a 999 call.

Anyone who was driving in the Haggerston area at the time of the fatal incident and who witnessed anything is asked to contact Police on 101 ext 69191.
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Publication:The Journal (Newcastle, England)
Date:Oct 30, 2013
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