A MEDIC described as a hero by those who knew him was killed when a rock hit the windscreen of his ambulance.

Jeremy Daw, 66, was killed while responding to a 999 call shortly before 8am on April 24 on the A49 at Moreton-on-Lugg.


Mr Daw, known as ‘Jack’, had returned from retirement to work as an ambulance technician and help out West Midlands Ambulance Service during the Covid-19 pandemic.

An inquest into his death held at Hereford Town Hall on Wednesday (December 1) was told a rock that flew from

the rear tyre of a tipper lorry smashed the ambulance windscreen and hit Mr Daw, causing chest injuries.

Ambulance driver Matthew Taylor described seeing the rock come from the rear of a tipper truck, which was travelling in the opposite direction, and smashing the windscreen.

Mr Daw, of Credenhil, near Hereford, died at the scene.

Police investigations found marks on the road from Upper

Lyde Quarry, run by Hereford Quarries, to the scene of the crash.

They were thought to be from the rock wedged in the lorry tyre.

Investigator PC Wright said the rock that hit the windscreen was similar to those found at the quarry.

Simon Addison was driving the tipper and he described checking the tyres while offloading at the quarry and also going through a wheel washer before exiting.

Herefordshire coroner Mark Bricknell recorded a narrative verdict.