Motorist killed in smash with ambulance

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A MOTORIST has died and four people have been injured in an accident involving a car and an ambulance for the disabled.

The crash happened on the A706 at Pottishaw Fishery near Bathgate, West Lothian at 1.40pm.

The driver of the car was pronounced dead at the scene and four other people were injured although it is unclear which vehicle they were in.

Two of the injured were taken to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary and the other two to Wishaw General Hospital for treatment.

The road was closed while traffic officers looked into the cause of the crash.

A Police Scotland spokesman said: “Road Policing Officers responded to the road between the Bathgate and Whitburn roundabouts, near the Pottishaw Fishery, at around 1.40pm today following a serious road collision.

“The incident, which involved an ambulance and a car, resulted in the road being closed while emergency services attended.

“The driver of the car was pronounced dead at the scene and enquiries are ongoing into the full circumstances surrounding this collision.

“Anyone with information that can assist police with their investigation is asked to come forward immediately.”