Sutton on Sea woman dies in A16 ambulance crash

The scene of the crash on the A16 at Boston on Monday. Photo: Boston Standard
The scene of the crash on the A16 at Boston on Monday. Photo: Boston Standard

A Sutton on Sea woman tragically died after the ambulance she was being taken to hospital in crashed into a ditch near Boston on Monday morning.

The East Midlands ambulance crashed into a ditch near the junction with the B1184 High Ferry Lane at Sibsey, near Boston, just before 3am on Monday.

A 75-year-old woman, who has not yet been named, was travelling in the back of the ambulance and was pronounced dead at the scene, she had been picked up from her home in Sutton on Sea and was on the way to hospital.

East Midlands Ambulance Service said they could not confirm the reason the woman was being taken to hospital but said the ambulance was travelling at normal road spped without blue lights and sirens on.

A spokesman said: “One of our double crewed ambulances was involved in a road traffic collision just before 3am on Monday morning on the A16 Boston Road, Lincolnshire.

“The vehicle contained two of our ambulance crew and a patient who was being taken to hospital. No other vehicle was involved.”

Two ambulance staff, a 62-year-old man and a 52-year-old man, were taken to Boston Pilgrim Hospital and treated for minor injuries.

A post mortem examination and formal identification were due to take place on Tuesday but police said it could take several months to find out exactly what happened, and that many details would not be revealed until an inquest had taken place.

Phil Milligan, East Midlands Ambulance Service Chief Executive, said: “We offer our sincere condolences to the family and friends of the patient who died following this tragic incident.”

Lincolnshire Road Safety Partnership said the incident brings the number of deaths on Lincolnshire’s roads this year to 37.

Police said there was no further update at this time but are appealing for witnesses to the incident to get in touch by calling 101, quoting incident 19 of December 10.

More information will follow as we get it.