Ambulance technician is killed and driver injured after object strikes windscreen as they race to 999 callout – despite their colleagues ‘best efforts’ to save him
- An ambulance technician was killed this morning in a horrific road incident
- The male victim was the passenger when an object pierced the windscreen
- The driver was also injured in the incident in Morton on Lugg near Hereford
- West Mercia Police are appealing for information from any witnesses
A paramedic was killed this morning after an object burst the windscreen of the ambulance they were in causing devastating injuries.
The paramedic was in the passenger seat of an ambulance responding to a 999 call when an object struck and pierced the windscreen.
The driver was also injured in the incident which happened on the A49 near the village of Morton on Lugg near Hereford.
An object pierced the windscreen of the ambulance near the village of Morton on Lugg near Hereford
The paramedic, who was the passenger was killed while the driver was also injured
Following the incident, which is under full investigation, two further ambulance crews, paramedics and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Stensham rushed to the scene.
Two Mercia Accident Rescue Service doctors also attended the scene.
West Midlands Ambulance Service this afternoon confirmed the tragedy: ”Sadly, 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 hospital and has subsequently been discharged.’
West Midlands Ambulance Service Chief Executive, Anthony Marsh, said: ‘This is truly awful news, and 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.’
West Mercia Police are asking anyone who may have seen the incident or have dashcam footage to contact them on 101 quoting incident 00101i of 24 April.