Recovery vehicles on scene after ambulance ‘rolls over’ on Thanet A299

Emergency services

Recovery vehicles are on the scene following an early morning crash on the A299.

The crash was on the coastbound route between Minster and Cliffsend.

AA traffic alerts report the road was closed both ways since 2am due to a rolled over ambulance on A299 Canterbury Road West between A256 and B2048 Minster Road.

Three men, two staff and a patient, were injured in the incident. Firefighters used heavy rescue cutting gear to gain access to the rear of the vehicle. The three were then taken to hospital.

Kent traffic police say recovery vehicles are now at work and the road will be fully open soon.

It is currently closed from the Holiday Inn/McDonalds roundabout to the Cliffsend roundabout towards Ramsgate but open in the other direction.

A Kent Police spokesman said: “Kent Police was called to a report that a private ambulance had overturned on the A299 Hengist Way, Ramsgate, at 1.39am.

“Kent Fire and Rescue Service, the South East Coast Ambulance Service and the Kent Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance were also in attendance.

“Three men, two ambulance staff and a patient, sustained injuries and all were taken to a local hospital for treatment.

“To ensure public safety a closure was enforced between the junctions with Tothill Street and Canterbury Road West.”