Ambulance worker dies and paramedic driver injured after ‘object’ smashes windscreen on 999 callout

AN AMBULANCE worker has died after an "object" smashed his windscreen on a 999 callout earlier today.

The tragic accident occurred at 8am at the junction of Moreton Road and the A49 in Herefordshire.

The man's crewmate, who was driving at the time, was also injured in the incident.

Photos from the scene show where the "object" smashed through the window on the passenger's side, as well as a dent on the bonnet.

The crew were responding to an emergency when the object struck the ambulance. No other vehicles were involved.

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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