A DANGEROUS driver has been told he will face "inevitable jail" after pleading guilty to killing a Kidderminster ambulance technician in car crash.

Paul Bird, 45, had crashed his grey Lexus at the junction of the B4202 and the A456 at Clows Top, near Kidderminster, killing Gavin Hunt, on February 2 last year.

The 52-year-old emergency medical technician, who was travelling with his wife Alison Hunt, was provided with first aid by local villagers before paramedics arrived.

Despite efforts to revive him, Mr Hunt died at the scene, while his wife was taken to hospital with serious injuries.

The couple were driving along the A456 from the direction of Bewdley towards Newnham Bridge when the crash occurred.

Appearing at Worcester Crown Court on Wednesday (January 2), Bird, of Ludlow Avenue, Warndon Villages in Worcester, admitted causing death by dangerous driving.

Judge Robert Juckes QC told Bird had had "good sense" to plead guilty as it would it help those he caused loss to.

He said: "You have heard what has been said and you have had the good sense to plead guilty which is as much as you can do to help those who have suffered the loss which you have caused."

An interim driving disqualification was imposed on the defendant and began at 9am the day after the hearing.

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Prosecutor Paul Whitfield said he would arrange for a victim personal statement to be made available to the judge before sentencing.

Defence Mark Lister said Bird was of previous good character with a good driving record.

He said: ""Mr Bird pleads guilty.

"He understands the almost inevitable consequences of those pleas."

Mr Hunt had never taken a day off sick in his career and was due to be presented with a 20-year medal in March at the trust's award ceremony.

He had joined Hereford and Worcester Ambulance Service in 1997, before moving to front line operations in Kidderminster in 2000.

West Midlands Ambulance Service chief executive Anthony Marsh said at the time of his death: "At this sad and difficult time, I am sure I speak for everyone within the trust in conveying our deepest sympathies to the family, friends and colleagues of Gavin who has been taken away far too soon."

Bird is due to be sentenced on January 21 at Worcester Crown Court.