Four taken to hospital after crash involving ambulance on A146

The A146 near Beccles has closed after a crash

The A146 near Beccles was closed after a crash - Credit: Google Maps

Five people have been injured in a three-vehicle crash on the A146.

An ambulance, a car and a van were involved in the incident which happened at about 4pm on August 6 near North Cove.

The ambulance was on a 999 blue light call at the time and no patient was on board.

Five sustained injuries - the two in the car and the three in the ambulance.

An East of England Ambulance Service spokesman said three staff members in the ambulance were transported to the James Paget University Hospital for treatment.

He added: "The driver and passenger of the car were also transported to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, while the driver of the van was uninjured.  

“None are considered to have serious or significant injuries.” 

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Following the crash, motorists were advised to find alternative routes and avoid the area.

Police are asking for anyone who witnesses the collision to contact Suffolk Police on 101 quoting CAD 248 of August 6.