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Absolutely Fine Irish presenter Angela Scanlon taken to hospital after colliding with ambulance

The 37-year-old was in a private car when it collided with the ambulance on The Bishops Avenue in north London at 9.30am yesterday morning.

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Angela Scanlon (Ian West/PA)

Angela Scanlon (Ian West/PA)

Angela Scanlon (Ian West/PA)

Irish television presenter Angela Scanlon was rushed to hospital after a serious crash involving an ambulance on Tuesday.

The 37-year-old was in a private car when it collided with the ambulance on The Bishops Avenue in north London at 9.30am yesterday morning.

Witnesses said that the Addison Lee car had been hit by a van which was originally struck by a BMW.

Emergency services attended the scene and Angela was taken to hospital “as a precaution,” where she was released shortly after.

Taking to her Instagram Stories today, the Meath native thanked her followers for their support and assured her loved ones that she is doing “absolutely fine” after the accident.

She said: “Quick one to ease some of the panic from my friends and family and anyone else who has messaged. Thank you so much. I’m absolutely fine.

“There was a car accident yesterday. I was in it. It looked pretty bad but nobody was hurt, thankfully.

“We crashed into an ambulance. They were amazing, everyone was amazing.

“I did have to go to hospital just as a precaution but I was out yesterday evening. I took a day off. I’m absolutely fine. Both drivers are fine.

“I don’t know what else to say. Thank you and sorry if anyone panicked. I panicked a bit when I saw it. But thank you again.”

Speaking about the collision, a source told The Sun: “It was a serious crash which involved four vehicles. It made a hell of a racket. Quite loud bangs. It was four vehicles in total.

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“People looked shocked and shook up. The damage to the Addison Lee was quite bad and the ambulance itself had to be taken away.

“It was shocking. The ambulance arrived quickly and took Angela away.”

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