An ambulance worker has died after an object struck the windscreen of his vehicle.
Mystery object kills ambulance man. The driver of the ambulance was also injured. They had been responding to a 999 call in Herefordshire at the time of the incident.
The ambulance had been traveling near the village of Moreton on Lugg along the A49 early on Saturday morning.
West Midlands Ambulance Service said the man, a front seat passenger in the ambulance, died at the scene. Police said the vehicle had been traveling towards Leominster when an object hit the screen.
A spokesperson for West Midlands Ambulance Service 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.”
Paramedic officers, two ambulances and the Midlands Air Ambulance were in attendance at the scene.
Chief executive of West Midlands Ambulance Service, 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 with information on the accident or dashcam footage to contact them urgently.