Paramedic suffers serious injuries in crash involving ambulance and car - forcing closure of South Yorkshire road

A South Yorkshire road is closed this afternoon, following a crash involving an ambulance and a car, during which a paramedic suffered serious injuries.

Emergency services were called at 10.21am this morning (Saturday, July 23) following reports of a collision on Herringthorpe Valley Road, Rotherham.

A South Yorkshire Police spokesperson said: “It is reported that an ambulance and a blue Mercedes were involved in the collision, at the junction with Mowbray Street.

“A paramedic inside the ambulance is understood to have suffered serious injuries and the road is closed to allow emergency services to respond.”

A paramedic suffered serious injuries during a collision between and ambulance and a Mercedes car earlier today. Stock picture used for illustrative purposes

Herringthorpe Valley Road remains closed this afternoon, and it is not yet known when it is expected to reopen.

Yorkshire Ambulance Service have been asked to confirm whether any patients were inside the ambulance at the time of the collision.

Anyone with information, or any witnesses to the collision, should contact South Yorkshire Police by calling 101.