One dead and four hurt after crash involving ambulance for the disabled

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AMBULANCEA MOTORIST died and four people were hurt after a car collided with an ambulance for the disabled.

The fatal crash happened on the A706 near Bathgate, West Lothian, yesterday afternoon.

The car and private Handicabs ambulance collided near the Pottishaw Fishery.

The driver of the car was killed but it remains unclear which of the vehicles the injured were travelling in.

A Police Scotland spokesman said: “Road Policing Officers responded to the road between the Bathgate and Whitburn roundabouts, near the Pottishaw Fishery, following a serious road collision.

“The incident, which involved an ambulance and a car, resulted in the road being closed while emergency services attended.

“The driver of the car was pronounced dead at the scene and enquiries are ongoing into the full circumstances surrounding this collision.

“Anyone with information that can assist police with their investigation is asked to come forward immediately.”

A spokeswoman for the Scottish Ambulance Service said: “We were called out to attend the accident which involved a Handicabs bus. We transported four patients.

“Two patients where taken to the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary and two where taken to Wishaw General Hospital. ”

“We were called out to attend the accident which involved a handicap bus. We transported four patients.

“Two patients where taken to the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary and two where taken to Wishaw General Hospital. ”

No-one was available for comment from Handicabs.

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