A female pedestrian was airlifted to the UK for hospital treatment following a collision involving an ambulance.

Two ambulance crew members were also treated in Noble’s Hospital following the incident which took place late on Sunday morning.

Roads policing officers are investigating after an ambulance collided with a parked Manx Utilities van on Ballakermeen Road, Douglas, near its junction with Westbourne Drive. The collision also involved other vehicles and a pedestrian.

Police are appealling for witnesses to come forward.

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Police, Fire & Rescue and ambulance services attended the crash, which led to the road being closed for some time.

A police spokesperson said: ‘’At midday on Sunday March 10, the police, fire and ambulance service all attended reports of a road traffic collision in the area of Ballakermeen Road, Douglas.

‘We can confirm that the collision involved an ambulance, and several other vehicles.

‘As a result of the collision, we can confirm that one member of the public in the area at the time was injured, and has since been flown to the UK for further treatment.

‘We can also confirm that two members of staff from the ambulance service were taken to Noble’s Hospital for treatment in regards to injuries they sustained.

‘The Isle of Man Constabulary are currently working with the Isle of Man Ambulance service to investigate the circumstances of the collision.

‘We would like to appeal to any members of the public who witnessed this incident, or may have CCTV or Dash Camera footage of the incident or location, to please make contact with us by calling (01624) 631212, quoting reference number 97/2289/24. Alternatively you can contact us via CrimeStoppers on 0800 555 111.

‘We would like to please ask that the public refrain from speculation at this time, as we work to fully establish the facts of what has occurred.’

Manx Utilities has confirmed that its van was parked and unoccupied at the time.

In a statement Manx Care said: ‘Manx Care are continuing to work with the Isle of Man Constabulary to investigate the circumstances of the incident.

‘We would again ask the public and the media not to speculate.’