Patient dies in crash between ambulance and lorry

A patient in a ambulance died after the vehicle was involved in a crash with a lorry in Mid Wales.

The collision took place on Thursday afternoon on the A470 between Dolgellau and Llanelltyd.

A female patient being carried in an ambulance died after a crash which also involved a council lorry.

The drivers of both vehicles were also injured in the crash, which saw the road closed in both directions for several hours.

A spokesman for North Wales Police said: "Sadly a woman has died following a road traffic collision on the A470 in Meirionnydd.

"At 13:12pm, police were notified of a two-vehicle collision involving a tipper van and a Welsh Ambulance Service Non-Emergency Patient Transport Service vehicle near Talrafon, between Dolgellau and Llanelltyd."

He said the emergency services were called to the scene and three people were treated and taken to hospital.

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