Two people have died, and two ambulance staff have been injured following a road traffic collision in Herefordshire yesterday morning (25th August).
An ambulance crew from West Midlands Ambulance Service was involved in a road traffic collision with a car on the A49 near to the junction of the A4137 just outside of Ross on Wye, Herefordshire at 6.11am (Sunday).
The ambulance was not responding to a 999 call at the time of the collision.
Four ambulances, three paramedic officers and an emergency doctor from Mercia Accident Rescue Service (MARS) responded to the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said:
“The two occupants of the car sadly died at the scene.
“Two ambulance staff received treatment by ambulance colleagues on the scene for injuries not believed to be serious before being taken to Hereford County Hospital for further assessment.
“The Trust will work closely with Officers from West Mercia Police on the investigation which is already underway.”
A spokesperson for West Mercia Police said:
“Officers were called at 6.15am following a collision on the A49 outside Pengethley Garden Centre in Peterstow in Ross on Wye between an ambulance and a car.
“The driver and passenger of the car, two men, were pronounced dead at the scene.
“Two ambulance staff were taken to hospital with injuries not believed to be serious.
“Enquiries are on-going, and police are appealing for witnesses, in particular, any motorists who were in the area and have dashcam footage”.
Sergeant Dan Poucher said:
“Next of kin have been informed, and our thoughts are with the families of those affected.
“If anyone was in the area early this morning and witnessed the collision or has dashcam footage we would ask them to get in contact with us.”
Any witnesses are asked to contact West Mercia Police on 101 quoting reference 155s 250819.