Fatal incident involving ambulance crew in Herefordshire

Jordan Eggington – Saturday 24th April 2021 – 4:50pm.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service technician has tragically died whilst on duty in Herefordshire this morning.

The ambulance crew were on route to a 999 call when an object struck the ambulance’s windscreen at 8am. It happened at the junction of Moreton Road and the A49.

Multiple resources attended the scene, which included two emergency ambulance crews, paramedic officers, the Midlands Air Ambulance from Strensham and two Mercia Accident Rescue Service doctors.

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.

ENDS

51 comments

  1. My sincere condolences to WMAS and to the family of the technician. My brother Gordon Clift was also a technician with WMAS and when he died, I felt the warmth and love from the service. I’m sure that this person’s relatives will feel it too.

    1. Terrible news. As a retired WMAS Paramedic my thoughts and condolences go out to the family of the technician who sadly lost his life, and thoughts to his colleague who was also involved.

      1. Such sad news to hear of Jeremie’s death, my thoughts are with you all. It’s all the more tragic that they were going to someone’s assistance, I will never forget that awful feeling when Terry nursall got killed on duty.
        Thoughts go out to all his family friends and colleagues
        Respect and admiration to you all.
        Jim Clapperton (ex Wmas paramedic)

    2. My heart felt &sincere condolences to the family and relatives & work colleagues. It’s very tragic and sad with feeling shocked to hear the news. RIP🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏

  2. My sincere condolences to the family of the technician who has sadly lost his life. I have family and friends that are members of the Ambulance service and i know just how they will be feeling now at the loss of a much loved colleague. Thoughts are with you all Xx

  3. Thoughts are with the family and indeed the whole WMAS Ambulance family. I’m sure I speak on behalf of all my colleagues at North East Ambulance Service when I say I am think of everyone.

  4. Such sad news. Sincere condolences to his family and thoughts with all his WMAS colleagues on such tragic news.

  5. Rest Easy Brother. We’ve got it from here! Thinking of his loved ones and the rest of the green family at this dreadful time.
    💚🚑🚑💚

  6. On behalf of Bude Community First Responders we send our sincerest condolences. God bless to all putting their lives at risk every day to keep us all safe.

  7. So very sorry to hear this news. My thoughts and prayers go to his family, friends and colleagues, especially his crew mate. How tragic for a retired and returning Paramedic. Take care all. Lynne – North East Paramedic .

  8. WMFS members would also wish to convey our deepest condolences and thoughts to family, friends and colleagues.

  9. Sad loss of another member of the big Ambulance Service Family, my thoughts are with the family and colleague who was with him xx

  10. My sister is a paramedic in British Columbia, Canada and we send our condolences to all family and friends xx

  11. On behalf of colleagues from the East of England Ambulance service we are truely heartbroken for the loss of our extended green family. Thoughts and prayers to his loved ones x

  12. I send my sincere condolences to the family of the technician who has so tragically lost his life. As a former member of the WMAS family I know how his colleagues and friends will also be feeling for their loss at this dreadfully sad time. My thoughts are with you all.

  13. I’m sure I speak for everyone from Coventry P.T.S.
    Out thoughts are with the family and friends at this sad time.

  14. as a paramedic,who served thirty years with eeast,my thoughts are with our wmas collegues and the family of the technician who tragically passed away.i think we have all had incident where objects hit the windscreen,but praise god they stayed intact

  15. I’m sending my condolences on behalf of North Wales Fire and Rescue Service. You guys are a great team to work alongside and RTC’s can be the most hectic but controlled job’s we both get. Sounds like you have lost a good one there, stay safe all.

  16. I was very sad to hear that Jack died in such traggic circumstances. I worked with Jack many times at both Leintwardine and Bromyard Ambulance Stations, back in 1994, when it was part of the Hereford & Worcester Ambulance Service. He used to ride a small motorcycle all the way from Credenhill. He had such a calm approach to every situation we had to deal with and such a fantastic sense of humour. I used to cry with laughter at some of the stories he used to tell and I listened with interest about his latest exploits with the TA. My thoughts and Condolences to the family. He will not be forgotten. GAVIN PORTER. ( Ex H&W Ambulance Paramedic)

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