A police investigation has been launched after an ambulance service car collided with another vehicle in Northampton.
The East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS) fast response vehicle was travelling along Kingsthorpe Road near the Cock Hotel junction shortly before 10am on Sunday when it collided with another car.
The crash led to the road being closed for an hour as firefighters were called out to help remove a woman from the private car. She was then taken to Northampton General Hospital.
A spokesman EMAS said the ambulance car was on its way to an emergency and was travelling with its lights and sirens on.
Paul St Clair, East Midlands Ambulance Service assistant director of operations said: “Regrettably one of our fast response vehicles was involved in a road traffic collision in Northampton on Sunday.
“The vehicle was on its way to an emergency and travelling with its lights and sirens on, when it was involved in a collision with a private car.
“We dispatched back-up ambulance resources to the scene and after treatment; the female driver of the private car was taken to Northampton General Hospital.
“The incident is subject to a police investigation and we are therefore unable to make further comment at this time.”