Update: Pedestrian in ambulance collision flown to hospital in critical condition

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A pedestrian involved in a collision with an ambulance near Chelmsford was airlifted to hospital in a critical condition on Thursday evening.

The East of England Ambulance Service Trust (EEAST) has confirmed an ambulance was involved in a collision with a male pedestrian in Main Road in Danbury at around 5.15pm.

The man was treated by paramedics and airlifted to St Georges Hospital in Tooting in a critical condition.

In a statement, an EEAST spokesman said: “At around 5.15pm on Thursday, a collision occurred between an ambulance and a pedestrian in Main Road, Danbury, Essex.

“An ambulance crew, ambulance officer and East Anglian Air Ambulance attended and treated a man who had suffered serious injuries.

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“He was airlifted to St Georges Hospital in Tooting in a critical condition.”

It is not yet clear if the ambulance involved in the collision with the pedestrian was responding to, or returning from, an emergency call.

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An Essex Police spokesman had earlier said he was “aware” of the incident.

Main Road in Danbury remains closed in both directions between the Well Lane and Little Baddow Road junctions.

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