Woman dies in Strefford private ambulance crash

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Image caption The crash happened at the turn for Strefford on the A49, the ambulance service said

A 75-year-old woman being transported in a private ambulance has died following a crash in south Shropshire.

The woman suffered serious injuries when the non-emergency vehicle, run by Medical Services Limited (MSL), crashed with a car on the A49.

West Midlands Ambulance Service said the woman was taken to Royal Shrewsbury Hospital but later died.

MSL said a "full and open investigation" into the crash near Strefford on Monday was under way.

"We will work with all agencies to establish the cause," a spokesman said. "Our thoughts are with the relatives at this time."

Four other people were taken to hospital after suffering injuries in the crash which happened just after 19:00 BST.

The ambulance driver suffered chest pain and his female attendant suffered leg and shoulder injuries. Both are believed to be in their 50s.

The 19-year-old driver of the Ford Fiesta involved "had a slightly reduced level of consciousness and back pain" and was taken to hospital with a front-seat passenger who suffered minor injuries, the spokesman said.

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