Thousands raised to support family of student paramedic killed in ambulance crash

Dozens of people have donated to a fund set up to support the family of a Staffordshire student paramedic who died while on duty.

31-year-old Tammy Minshall was airlifted to Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham after the ambulance she was working in crashed into a BMW 3 Series at the junction of Anslow Road and Belmot Road in Burton at around 5.45pm on Wednesday (3 July).

Sadly she died a short time later as a result of her injuries.

Now a Just Giving page has been set up to raise money to support her family - including her young daughter.

The page says that the first year Staffordshire University student had 'only just started out in a career that she loved'.

It initially started out with a £500 target, but has now raised more than £3,000.

Following the incident on Wednesday, WMAS Trust Chief Executive Anthony Marsh said: “This is an incident that will affect every member of our staff. Our staff deal with difficult incidents every day, but to lose one of your colleagues will always make it that much harder.

"We are very lucky to have so many student paramedics who want to work with us and it is tragic that someone who showed so much promise has died doing the job that they loved.”

Dean of the School of Health and Social Care Dr Ann Ewens said: “This has come as a huge blow to our University and our thoughts are with the family and friends of the student who has tragically lost her life.

"We will be working with our staff and students to help them come to terms with what has happened.”

Investigations are continuing into the collision.

A Staffordshire Police spokesperson said: "If you witnessed the collision or have dash-cam footage that could assist with the investigation, please contact Staffordshire Police on 101 quoting incident 619 of 3 July."

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