AN ambulance crew member has died after their vehicle was hit by an object.

The crew were en-route to a 999 call in Herefordshire when an object hit the windscreen of their vehicle at the junction of Moreton Road and the A49.

Multiple vehicles attended the scene, with two emergency crews, paramedic officers, the Midlands Air Ambulance and two Accident Rescue Service doctors.

A spokesman 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.

A police spokesman said: "We were called at around 8am to reports of an incident near the junction of Moreton Road, towards Leominster, involving an ambulance vehicle whilst on route to a 999 call.

"Sadly the technician in the passenger side of the vehicle was pronounced dead at the scene despite the efforts of the emergency services who attended.

"Our thoughts are with the deceased’s love ones and our colleagues in West Midlands Ambulance Service at this difficult time."