Learner driver hits am­bu­lance

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Front Page -

A learner driver smashed into a parked am­bu­lance while try­ing to move out of the way of a po­lice car near a busy junc­tion.

The crash hap­pened in Can­ter­bury Road at 3.30pm on Thurs­day when po­lice of­fi­cers and paramedics were deal­ing with con­cerns over a res­i­dent in one of the houses.

The car be­longed to Trevor Bunn who runs Berties Biz driv­ing school.

He said: “An emer­gency ser­vices ve­hi­cle was com­ing up be­hind us and the stu­dent pan­icked. I didn’t have time to do any­thing. Thank­fully no­body was hurt.

“The car is drive­able but I can’t open the pas­sen­ger door so I can’t use it for teach­ing. It’s my only ve­hi­cle so I’m try­ing to get it back on the road as soon as pos­si­ble.”

An am­bu­lance, another para­medic ve­hi­cle and a po­lice car had been called to a house about half an hour ear­lier and were all parked in Can­ter­bury Road and Hardinge Road, caus­ing queues as ve­hi­cles ma­noeu­vred around them. An elderly woman was taken to the Wil­liam Har­vey Hos­pi­tal af­ter the ini­tial calls – she was not in­volved in the crash.

Two fire en­gines also rushed to the road for what turned out to be a false alarm.

Learner driver crashes into parked am­bu­lance while try­ing to avoid a mov­ing po­lice car in Can­ter­bury Road

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