Tahnie Martin death: BBC show to air emergency service response to Storm Doris

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The response of paramedics to a vicious storm which killed a pedestrian in Wolverhampton city centre will be featured in the final episode of BBC's Ambulance.

Tahnie Martin died after being struck by a wooden panel that fell from the roof of a building in Wolverhampton's Dudley Street.

It became detached from the roof due to strong winds caused by Storm Dorris, which reached speeds of 60mph.

Tahnie Martin

The storm saw West Midlands Ambulance Service receive a surge of calls with incidents ranging from a fallen tree that trapped three people in a car, to a 94-year-old blown over feeding the birds.

The final episode of Ambulance, which has followed paramedics working for West Midlands Ambulance Service, will be broadcast on BBC One tomorrow night.

Last week an inquest found the wooden panel which struck Ms Martin became 'detached by absence of maintenance'.

The panel was part of a water tank structure on top of the plant room roof at the Black Rock building, which is part of the Mander Centre.


During the storm, the panel split in two with one piece moved by the wind to the roof of the O2 shop whilst the other fell to the ground in front of Starbucks on February 23.

The storm also claimed the life of 85-year-old Alan Edward Green who had been had been the front seat passenger in a car travelling north on the A49 in Shropshire when it was hit by a falling poplar tree.

The response of paramedics to that incident will also be featured in the episode.

Paramedic Jo, who will feature in tonight's episode.

Tonight's episode is the last in the series.


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