A man of 62 died after a road crash involving two cars and an ambulance answering an emergency call in Coventry.

The ambulance, which had its blue lights flashing and sirens on, was on an emergency call when it collided with two other cars in Allard Way, in the Stoke area of the city at about midday on Saturday.

A West Midlands Police spokesman said: "The driver of the Fiat Marea, a 62-year-old local man, suffered fatal injuries.

"The driver and passenger of the Volvo and the ambulance crew were treated for minor injuries."

The West Midlands Ambulance Service confirmed later that one of its crews was answering a 999 call when it was involved in the collision but said there was no patient inside the vehicle at the time.

Despite being injured themselves, said a spokesman, the paramedics tried to save the life of the seriously-injured Fiat driver while they waited for air ambulance help.

The driver and passenger in the Volvo car involved in the collision suffered minor injuries.