Two people were taken to hospital after an ambulance on "blue lights" crashed with a car in Bury on Saturday night.

The crash happened on Manchester Road, at the junction with Knowsley Street, at around 7.30pm.

There were no patients in the ambulance but two people were taken to hospital with minor injuries.

The ambulance crew were not hurt in the collision.

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A North West Ambulance Service spokesperson said: “An ambulance driving on blue lights in response to an emergency incident was involved in a collision with another vehicle on Manchester Road, Bury, at around 7.30pm on Saturday, March 23.

"There wasn’t a patient on board at the time.

“As a result, two more ambulances, a senior paramedic and a tactical commander were deployed to the scene.

"The four people in the car were assessed, with two found to need further treatment in hospital for minor injuries.

"The ambulance crew were fortunately unharmed. We wish those involved a swift recovery.”

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A Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson added: “At around 8pm on Saturday, March 23, one fire engine from Bury fire station attended a crash involving one car and an ambulance on Manchester Road, Bury.

“Crews worked to make the scene safe and were in attendance for around 25 minutes.”

Greater Manchester Police was approached for a comment.