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The ambulance worker who died after an object went through the windshield of his vehicle returned to the front after retiring in 2020, his colleague said.
Jeremy Daw, known to his friends as Jack, was killed Saturday morning when his ambulance was struck by an object while answering a 999 call in Herefordshire.
The 66-year-old, who was in the front passenger seat at the time, only returned to the West Midlands ambulance in January this year and retired as a paramedic in November 2020.
Mr. Daw, described as “an exceptional character” and “one of the good guys in life”, died at the scene, while his doctor who was driving the vehicle was injured.
West Mercia police said they were “convinced” that the incident was not the result of a “deliberate act.”
Sir Simon Stevens, executive director of the NHS, said Daw was “the best” in health care.
In a statement, he said: “After nearly three decades of service, he is back in the limelight after a well-deserved retirement helping patients during the coronavirus pandemic and has served as a mentor to young colleagues.”
“On behalf of all the NHS staff, we would like to express our condolences to Jeremy’s family, friends and colleagues, as we wish his teammate a speedy recovery.”
Nathan Hudson, West Midlands Ambulance Director, said Daw’s death was the result of a “tragic accident” and was not classified as “malicious.”
He said the ambulance was responding to a Category 2 999 call just before 8 a.m. when she was struck by an object near the intersection of Moreton Road and the A49 north of Hereford.
Mr. Hudson described Mr. Daw, who was from Hereford and had 29 years of ambulance experience, as an “exceptional person.”
“He was one of the best boys in life and we will sadly miss him in and around Hereford.
“Everyone knew him and he was a very nice person.
“When you talk to the Hereford staff, they will remember that he would go out every morning and clean the vehicles and the windshields.
“He used to do that, of course. He was very proud of his work. “”
Hudson said Daw is eight teams from full-time retirement after returning in early 2021 “to build confidence during the pandemic.”
West Mercia Police said the ambulance was heading to Leominster at the time of the incident.
Hudson said: “About a minute after 8:00 a.m. M. We received a call to 999 that the crew was involved in an accident where an item of the description had gone through the windshield and the crew was involved in an accident. Accident. The crew fainted.
“The driver of the vehicle, who was also injured, was able to go out and try to help and support Jack, who had passed out, and began life-saving treatment to resuscitate him.”
The ambulance driver who previously worked with Mr. Daw was taken to the hospital for treatment, but has since been released.
A spokeswoman for the West Midlands Ambulance Service said: “Unfortunately, despite our best efforts, nothing could be done to save our fellow passenger and his death was confirmed on the spot.”
The Midlands Air Ambulance, two emergency ambulance teams and paramedics were involved in the incident.
West Mercia Police Inspector Chris Watson said: “We are still fully investigating this incident and, although at an early stage, we are pleased that it was not deliberate despite some speculation on social media.
“We continue to support the victim’s family during this difficult time and ask that they have time to cry and respect his privacy.”
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