Tributes to ‘beautiful’ paramedic killed in ambulance crash two months into job

A "beautiful" young paramedic killed when her ambulance crashed into a cement lorry was just two months into the job.

Newly qualified Alice Clark, 21, died on Wednesday after the emergency vehicle she was travelling in collided with a lorry on the A21 in Kent.

The South East Coast Ambulance Service has shared tributes to Alice on its website from her manager and grief-stricken parents.

"Fun loving" Alice died at the scene while two other medics were rushed from the ambulance to hospital with serious injuries.

According to police, the lorry driver escaped the horror crash with only minor wounds.

On Thursday evening it emerged Ms Clark only joined the team based near Royal Tunbridge Wells in November.

Her heartbroken parents said in a joint statement today: "Alice was so excited to qualify as a paramedic and looked forward to every shift.

"She was a beautiful, kind, fun loving daughter, sister and granddaughter. She loved to travel and anyone who met her loved her.

"She will be missed more than words can say by family and friends."

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Following the crash, a male paramedic was airlifted to Kings College Hospital in London with multiple injuries, while a student paramedic was taken to hospital with a head injury.

Giovanni Mazza, manager of the Paddock Wood Operating Unit where Ms Clark was based, added: "Although she had only been with us for a short time, Alice was already very much part of our ambulance family and will be remembered as a kind and dedicated paramedic.

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"She will be deeply and sadly missed by her colleagues and we’re sending our love and prayers to her family and friends during this horrendous time."

Kent Police launched an investigation and are looking for witnesses to come forward, especially anyone who may have dashcam footage of the incident.

Anyone with information that can help the investigation can call 01622 798538, quoting RY/CS/03/22, or email [email protected]

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