Ambulance crew flee burning vehicle

AMBULANCE crew had a lucky escape on Saturday when their vehicle burst into flame following collision with a digger on a Kirkcaldy street.

No-one was hurt in the accident, which took place at about 12.30 p.m. on Hendry Road, although the two ambulance crew and the driver of the digger were taken to Victoria Hospital as a precaution.

The patient transport vehicle, from Lochgilphead, had been transporting a patient back to Kirkcaldy from Argyll.

After dropping them off, the crew had started their return journey when it collided with a Fife Council JCB digger.

A spokesman for Fife Police said: "The ambulance was not carrying any patients at that time but caught fire due to the impact.

"As a result of danger posed from oxygen bottles within the ambulance, a 200m cordon was imposed and the road remained closed for approximately two hours between the crematorium and junction of Dunnikier Road.

"The driver of the tractor sustained minor hand injuries - medical attention not required, no other person was injured."

A video of the fire can be seen HERE.