Serious ambulance-van crash on Highway 40

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A head-on collision between an ambulance and a minivan this morning on Highway 40 has sent two people to hospital, one with life threatening injuries.

Chatham-Kent Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Chatham-Kent Fire Service, and Chatham-Kent Emergency Medical Services (EMS), responded the collision near Green Valley Line.

A northbound Ford Minivan collided with a southbound Chatham-Kent EMS Ambulance.

OPP said the driver and lone occupant, of the minivan was transported to hospital with life threatening injuries and the driver and lone occupant of the ambulance was transported to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

OPP Technical Traffic Collision Investigators (TTCI) are currently on scene investigating the collision.

Highway 40 between Dover Centre Line and Bush Line will be closed for approximately four hours.

The Chatham-Kent EMS said one patient has been airlifted to a trauma centre in London.

There were no patients on board the ambulance at the time of the collision.

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