A WOMAN is in hospital after being hit by an ambulance in York this morning.

The incident happened at just before 8am in Fulford, close to the junctions with Heslington Lane and Fulford Park.

York Press:

The woman was hit by an ambulance, and the Yorkshire Ambulance Service have confirmed the vehicle was on its way to an emergency when the accident happened.

In a statement, a spokeswoman said: "We can confirm that one of our ambulances was involved in a road traffic collision with a female pedestrian on the A19 in Fulford, York just after 7.45am this morning as it was on its way to an emergency.

"Our staff provided treatment to the patient for an ankle injury and we dispatched another ambulance to the scene to convey her to York Hospital.  An additional ambulance was also dispatched to the original incident."

In a second incident, a cyclist was injured in a collision with a bus at about 8.05am.

The second crash happened in Fulford Broadway, close to the roundabout with Heslington Lane.

York Press: Double Crash In Fulford, York this Morning

Picture by Torie Adams-Szulc.

A North Yorkshire Police spokeswoman said the cyclist had suffered minor injuries in the crash, and had been taken to York Hospital for further treatment.

Heavy traffic built up in the area while North Yorkshire Police directed traffic in one lane of the road while the emergency services attended to the woman.

All ambulances and police vehicles left both scenes at about 8.25am, and a spokeswoman for the Yorkshire Ambulance Service said the organisation was in the process of assisting North Yorkshire Police with its investigation into the crash with the pedestrian.