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Paramedic dies after object hits windshield while answering call 999 | UK News

A paramedic has died after an object struck the vehicle’s windshield while answering a 999 call in Herefordshire.

His teammate, the driver, was injured in the incident and had to be hospitalized before being fired.

This happened at the junction of Moreton Road and the A49, north of Hereford at 8 a.m. this morning, the West Midlands Ambulance Service said.

“Multiple assets” were dispatched to the scene, including two emergency ambulance teams, paramedics, a Midlands air ambulance and two medics from the Mercia Accident Rescue Service.

A spokeswoman said that “despite everyone’s best efforts, nothing could be done to save our colleague, who was the front passenger.”

He was confirmed dead at the scene.

“This is truly terrible news, and my thoughts and prayers are with the family, friends and colleagues of those involved in this very difficult time,” said Anthony Marsh, General Manager of the West Midlands Ambulance Service. .

“I am extremely proud of all the staff and university students on their clinical practicum who worked so hard and professionally to try to save our colleague. I’m sorry that despite their best efforts, he couldn’t be saved.

Anyone who has seen what happened – or may have footage from the dashcam – is urged to contact West Mercia Police on 101, citing incident 00101i of April 24.

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This notice was published: 2021-04-24 16:26:00