Hove ambulance crash injures two men in car

Ambulance crash The ambulance left the road and hit an electrical control box, police said

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Two men were injured when their car crashed with an ambulance answering an emergency call with its blue lights on.

The 20-year-old driver of the Peugeot 106, from Whitstable, Kent was taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital with minor head injuries after the crash.

His passenger, a 47-year-old man from Brighton, suffered whiplash injuries in the crash in Old Shoreham Road, Hove at 23:10 GMT on Wednesday.

South East Coast Ambulance said there were no patients in the ambulance.

The ambulance crew were shaken but did not need hospital treatment.

Second crash

Sussex Police said the ambulance left the road and hit an electrical control box after the collision.

The ambulance service said it would work closely with police investigating the crash, the second in a week involving one of its vehicles.

Gary Tucker, 45, died at the scene in Marine Drive, Brighton when his car crashed with an ambulance responding to an emergency on 28 February.

Mr Tucker's passenger, a 43-year-old man, was taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital with serious but not life-threatening injuries.

An ambulance crew member was slightly injured and taken to hospital.

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