Ambulance in horror crash with van as emergency crews race to seaside town

Emergency crews scrambled a Scots seaside town after an ambulance was involved in a crash.

Police and fire crews were called to Wemyss Bay Road, just off the A78 in Wemyss Bay, Inverclyde on Tuesday afternoon.

The alarm was raised at 1.40pm.

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) confirmed that a smash had taken place between an ambulance and a van.

Nobody was trapped in either of the vehicles involved.

Locals speculated online that separate ambulance crews attended the scene, however SFRS have no reports of injuries.

The cause of the collision is not known at this time.

SFRS sent one appliance to the scene to ‘help ensure the area was safe’.

Fire crews left the area just before 4pm.

The crash sparked tailbacks on the A78, also known as Shore Road, which is the main coast road running through Wemyss Bay that connects Inverclyde to North Ayrshire.

A SFRS spokesman told the Record: “We were called to Wemyss Bay Road, off the A78, at 1.40pm.

“The road traffic collision involved an ambulance and a van.

“No persons were trapped within any of the vehicles.

“No injuries were reported to the fire service.

“We were called to help ensure the area was made safe.

“One appliance attended the scene.