'He dedicated his life to helping others' say family of 999 worker killed in crash
The family of an ambulance worker who was killed in a car crash have said he dedicated his life to helping others.
Gavin Hunt and his wife Alison were involved in the crash near Kidderminster last Friday.
Alison was seriously injured and remains in a stable condition in hospital.
The 52-year-old emergency medical technician, who was based at Kidderminster, joined Hereford and Worcester Ambulance Service in 1997 and never had a day off sick during his career.
He was due to be presented with his 20-year medal in March.
In a statement Alison, Gavin’s brother Andrew and his sister, Lisa, said: “On behalf of our respective families, we would like to express our sincere thanks for all of the messages of condolence and support shown to us at this very difficult time.
"As a family, we were all very proud of Gavin’s achievements while working for West Midlands Ambulance Service.
"Gavin loved the work that he did and dedicated his working life to helping others.
“Through his work he made many friends and he became a familiar and welcome face to people in Kidderminster and the surrounding areas.
“We are extremely grateful for the efforts of Gavin’s colleagues and friends when trying to save his life in what must have been extremely difficult circumstances for all concerned.
"He is not only a loss to us and his colleagues, but a loss to the whole community in which he served.”
Ambulance staff, including a number of off-duty workers, police and firefighters all worked hard to save Gavin’s life but he was confirmed dead at the scene.
Mr Hunt was travelling with his wife on the A456 near Kidderminster at around 7.20pm on Friday, February 2 when his Perodua Nippa car was involved in a smash with a Lexus, which had been on the B4202 where the two roads meet.
West Midlands Ambulance Service chief executive Anthony Marsh said the organisation was in morning following the tragedy.
He said: “Gavin was truly dedicated to the ambulance service and has helped thousands of patients during his career.”