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Ambulance technician killed after object smashes through windscreen

It is not yet known what flew into the ambulance’s windscreen (Picture: SnapperSK)

An ambulance technician has died on duty after an object penetrated the windscreen.

The crew was travelling down the A49 near Hereford, towards Leominster at 8am this morning when one of its members was killed.

It is not yet known what the object was or how it smashed into the windscreen.

Police are now investigating the incident and are asking anyone with dashcam footage of the incident to come forward.

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 crew was responding to a 999 call when the item struck the vehicle (Picture: SnapperSK)
The driver was also injured but has been subsequently discharged from hospital (Picture: SnapperSK)

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.’

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