Paramedic Dies While On Route To A 999 Call In Herefordshire

A West Midlands Ambulance Service technician has died while on route to a 999 call.

The paramedic, sitting on the vehicle’s passenger side, died after an object struck the ambulance’s windscreen.

The incident happened around 8 am on Saturday, 24 April 2021, at the Junction of Moreton Road and the A49 in Herefordshire.

His colleague who was driving the vehicle was also injured and is currently receiving treatment at the hospital.

Two emergency ambulance crews, paramedic officers, the Midlands Air Ambulance from Strenshaw and two Mercial Accident REscue Service doctors attended the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance spokesperson said, “despite everyone’s best efforts, nothing could be done to save our colleague, who was the front passenger, and he was confirmed dead at the scene.

“His crewmate, the driver, was also injured in the incident. He has received treatment at the hospital and has subsequently been discharged.”

Chief Executive of the West Midlands Ambulance Service, Anthony Marsh, described the news as “awful”, adding that “my thoughts and prayers go out to the family, friends, and colleagues of those involved at this very difficult time.”

“I am enormously proud of all the staff and the university students as part of their clinical placement that worked so hard and professionally to try to save our colleague. I am sorry that despite their best efforts, he could not be saved.”

Anyone who may have witnessed the accident is asked to contact the West Mercia Police at 101 QUOTING INCIDENT 00101i of 24 April.

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