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Pedestrian dies in ambulance crash

A pedestrian was killed when he was struck by an ambulance, police have said.

Merseyside Police are appealing for information following the accident, which happened at around 5am on Sunday.

Police said the 51-year-old man was struck by a North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) ambulance in Fender Lane, Moreton, Wirral.

At the time of the collision the ambulance was travelling with its blue lights on, police said.

A spokesman said: "The road was closed for a number of hours and inquiries are ongoing to fully establish the circumstances of the incident."

The dead man is yet to be formally identified and a post-mortem examination will take place to establish the cause of death.

An NWAS spokesman said: "The trust offers its sincere condolences and our thoughts are with the friends and family of the deceased at this sad time.

"This matter is now subject to a police investigation and NWAS will work closely with Merseyside Police as part of this."

Anyone who witnessed the incident is asked to contact the collision investigation team on 0151 777 5771.

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