Ambulance worker dies after object hits windscreen during 999 call
An ambulance technician has died after an object struck his vehicle’s windscreen as he was responding to a 999 call in Herefordshire.
The incident took place at 8am on Saturday at the junction of Moreton Road and the A49, near the village of Moreton on Lugg, north of Hereford.
The technician, who was the front passenger of the vehicle, died at the scene, West Midlands Ambulance Service said.
His crewmate, who was driving the ambulance, was also injured.
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.”
The Midlands Air Ambulance, two emergency ambulance crews and paramedic officers attended the incident.
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.