Ambulance paramedic dies and colleague injured in 999 incident in UK

Date Published : April 24th, 2021    Published By : admin

An ambulance paramedic has died and another was injured in the line of duty today.

The ambulance technician was with a crew member as they responded t a 999 call in Herefordshire when an object struck the ambulance’s windscreen.

The incident happened at 8am at the junction of Moreton Road and the A49.

Multiple emergency services attended at the scene, including two emergency ambulance crews, paramedic officers, the Midlands Air Ambulance from Strensham and two Mercia Accident Rescue Service doctors.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “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.

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