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Elderly man seriously hurt in crash with ambulance car in Roman Road near New Dover Road, Canterbury

A pensioner and a paramedic were hurt when a car collided with an ambulance vehicle in Canterbury this afternoon.

The response car was en route to an emergency when the crash happened in Roman Road, near the junction with New Dover Road, at about 2pm.

The elderly man suffered "serious" injuries to his arms and legs, and the female member of ambulance staff suffered shoulder pain.

Police closed Roman Road in Canterbury
Police closed Roman Road in Canterbury

South East Coast Ambulance Service spokesman Rich Airey said another ambulance had been assigned to respond to the other emergency in her place.

Both patients were treated at the scene before being taken to the William Harvey Hospital in Ashford.

Emergency crews including two ambulances and two more response cars rushed to the scene.

Police at the scene of the crash
Police at the scene of the crash

Police have closed the road in both directions from the Old Dover Road park and ride site while the cause of the crash is investigated.

All Dover and Folkestone-bound traffic is being diverted back into Canterbury.

Officers are advising drivers to avoid the area as traffic is stretching back to the city centre.

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