Student Paramedic Killed In Staffordshire Crash

4 July 2019, 06:14 | Updated: 4 July 2019, 08:45

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Officers from Staffordshire Police are appealing for witnesses following a fatal road traffic collision in Needwood, Burton-upon-Trent.

Emergency services were called to the Anslow Road junction with Belmot Road at around 5.45pm following reports of a collision involving an ambulance and a BMW 3 Series.

A 31-year-old university student paramedic was taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham by air ambulance, but sadly died a short time later as a result of her injuries. Her family will be offered support from specialist officers.

Two other ambulance crew members were taken to Queens Hospital Burton, along with the BMW driver who is receiving treatment for a leg injury.

Officers from the Staffordshire & West Midlands Serious Collision Investigation Unit remain at the scene and an investigation is underway.

Trust Chief Executive Anthony Marsh said: “This is an incident that will affect every member of our staff. Our staff deal with difficult incidents every day, but to lose one of your colleagues will always make it that much harder. We are very lucky to have so many student paramedics who want to work with us and it is tragic that someone who showed so much promise has died doing the job that they loved.”