Pensioner died in tragic collision with on-duty ambulance 


Pensioner died in tragic collision with on-duty ambulance 

An 85-year-old woman died in a tragic collision with an on-duty ambulance in 2020. 

85-year-old Barbara Cowper died after her car collided with an ambulance responding to an emergency, an inquest has heard. 

The 85-year-old, from Aylesby was emerging onto Yarborough Road from Cross Coates Road, Grimsby when her Suzuki collided with an ambulance. 

The East Midlands ambulance was seen driving with blue flashing lights when the Suzuki pulled out of a junction, near a zebra crossing. 

After the crash, emergency services were called to the scene on 20 November 2020 were tragically, the pensioner was pronounced dead. 

The driver of the ambulance also suffered injuries. 

The inquest at Cleethopres Town Hall heard the cause of the accident was due to the Suzuki obstructing the ambulances path. 

Marianne Johnson, assistant coroner concluded Mrs Cowper’s death was a result of a road traffic collision. 

Ben Holdaway, an East Midlands Ambulance Service director of operations said: 

“I would like to offer my deepest condolences to the family of Mrs Cowper and my thoughts are also with everyone who has been affected by this terrible accident” 

“We carried out an internal serious incident investigation and co-operated fully with the police throughout their investigation into the collision.”, he added. 

“We have supported our staff member involved throughout this process” 

Our thoughts are with Mrs Cowper’s family and friends. 

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