An ambulance technician has died after an object hit the windshield of his vehicle while responding to a 999 call in Herefordshire.
The incident occurred at 8 a.m. on Saturday at the junction of Moreton Road and the A49 near the village of Moreton in Lugg, north of Hereford.
The technician who was the vehicle’s passenger died on the scene, West Midlands Ambulance Service said.
His teammate who drove the ambulance was also injured.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “Unfortunately, despite our best efforts, nothing could be done to save our passenger colleague and he was confirmed dead at the scene.”
“His crewmate, the driver, was also injured in the incident. He was treated in the hospital and then released. “
The Midlands Air Ambulance, two ambulance crews and paramedics participated in the incident.
Anthony Marsh, General Manager of West Midlands Ambulance Service said, “This is terrible news, and my thoughts and prayers go to the families, friends and colleagues of those involved at this very difficult time.
“I am extremely proud of all of the employees and students on their clinical internship who worked so hard and professionally to save our colleague. I am sorry that despite my best efforts, he could not be saved. “
West Mercia Police are asking anyone who has seen the incident or has dashcam footage to contact them, citing incident 00101i on April 24th.