Paramedic, 21, died when her ambulance smashed into a cement truck

Junior paramedic, 21, who was on an emergency call was killed when her ambulance drove into a slip road and smashed into the back a cement truck parked in a lay-by, 審問は聞く

  • Alice Clark, 21, died when her vehicle smashed into the back of the Volvo tanker
  • The truck was parked in a lay-by off a carriageway near Tonbridge, ケント
  • Miss Clark, of Newington, was cut free but was declared dead at 9.42pm
  • She had only joined South East Coast Ambulance Service two months earlier
  • Newly qualified Alice Clark, 21, died when the vehicle smashed into the back of the Volvo tanker parked in a lay-by

    Newly qualified Alice Clark, 21, died when the vehicle smashed into the back of the Volvo tanker parked in a lay-by

    A junior paramedic on an emergency call was killed when her ambulance drove into a slip road rather than a turning, colliding with a cement truck, 死因審問は聞いた.

    Newly qualified Alice Clark, 21, died when the vehicle smashed into the back of the Volvo tanker parked in a lay-by off the coastbound carriageway near Tonbridge, ケント, at 8.16pm on January 5.

    The ambulance driver, Edward Riding, was heading to an emergency on blue lights when the vehicle hit the kerb and bounced off a parked lorry before embedding itself in the back of the cement tanker, an inquest at County Hall, Maidstone heard.

    Miss Clark, of Newington, Sittingbourne, was cut free by Kent Fire and Rescue but was declared dead at 9.42pm. She had only joined South East Coast Ambulance Service (Secamb) two months earlier.

    The ambulance driver was flown by air ambulance to King’s College Hospital with life-threatening injuries.

    A third occupant, Megan Kuhn, was in the back of the ambulance and managed to get out with help, but suffered a severe concussion.

    Coroner’s clerk Richard Smith said: ‘For reasons unknown the vehicle took the slip road to the lay-by instead of the next exit towards the Morley Road roundabout.

    The ambulance hit the kerb, then the back of a parked Scania lorry before bouncing off and embedding itself in the back of a parked and attended Volvo tanker.

    The crushed front of the ambulance is seen following the crash in Sevenoaks, ケント

    The crushed front of the ambulance is seen following the crash in Sevenoaks, ケント

    Members of the ambulance service at the scene after the crash on the A21 near Tonbridge, ケント

    Members of the ambulance service at the scene after the crash on the A21 near Tonbridge, ケント

    Mr Smith said: ‘The impact caused the ambulance to become embedded into the rear of the tanker trapping both the driver and front-seat passenger who was Miss Clark.

    Dr Richard McQuillan of HEMS declared that Miss Clark had passed away at 9.42 午後.

    Miss Clark’s cause of death was given as lower limb and pelvic fractures with retroperitoneal haemorrhage from a vehicular crash.

    Her devastated parents paid tribute to their ‘beautiful, 親切’ 娘, day after the crash.

    A small service was attended by emergency crews yesterday in memory of Alice yesterday.

    先週, a service was held to remember Miss Clark, where flowers were laid.

    The ambulance driver, Edward Riding, was heading to an emergency on blue lights when the vehicle hit the kerb and bounced off a parked lorry before embedding itself in the back of the cement tanker, an inquest at County Hall, Maidstone heard

    The ambulance driver, Edward Riding, was heading to an emergency on blue lights when the vehicle hit the kerb and bounced off a parked lorry before embedding itself in the back of the cement tanker, an inquest at County Hall, Maidstone heard

    Police were called after a crash between an ambulance and a cement lorry

    Police were called after a crash between an ambulance and a cement lorry

    ソーシャルメディアで, a post from Secamb said: ‘Yesterday #SECAmb crews from Paddock Wood and Critical Care paramedics joined with her family and colleagues from Kent Police, Kent Fire and Rescue Service, London Ambulance Service NHS Trust and Air Ambulance Charity Kent Surrey Sussex in a small service to remember Alice and lay flowers at the scene.

    Those at the service included Secamb staff who had attended the crash.

    Yasmin Bekir, who studied at the University of Greenwich with Alice, has set up a Gofundme page to raise money to help her family cope during this time.

    Other friends and colleagues and the Health Secretary have also paid tribute to Alice.