No charges brought in Clanfield 999 motorcycle crash

INJURED Samantha Hellier was run over by a paramedic on a motorcycle. Above inset, the crash scene. Picture: Sarah Standing (122211-6877)

INJURED Samantha Hellier was run over by a paramedic on a motorcycle. Above inset, the crash scene. Picture: Sarah Standing (122211-6877)

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SIX months on from being run over by a paramedic on a motorcycle, Samantha Hellier has been told the rider won’t be prosecuted.

She was crossing South Down Road, in Clanfield, on her bike, when she was struck by the paramedic on a 999 call last November.

The crash scene.

The crash scene.

The 27-year-old was flung into the air and ended up in a field across the road.

She was taken to hospital by air ambulance and suffered a bleed on the brain and a fractured pelvis.

Now Miss Hellier has been informed by the Crown Prosecution Service the paramedic will not face charges for the incident, which left her having to use a walking frame for several weeks.

She has now made a complaint to the CPS. ‘I still get bad pains now,’ she said.

‘After the accident I got an infection in my thigh muscle and had to have a big abscess removed which means I have to have skin grafts.

‘And also on my calf because it was cut to the bone.

‘It’s affected me mentally badly. I used to go everywhere on my bike, it was my form of transport, and now I don’t think I’ll ever get on it again.’

She added: ‘I am unhappy no charges have been made.

‘I had earphones in but I can always hear everything around me.

‘I’m going to take my complaint as far as I can.’

Tim Cole, senior district crown prosecutor for East Wessex, confirmed police investigated and considered no offence had taken place.

He continued: ‘I then reviewed it and decided there was insufficient evidence to make a realistic prospect of conviction of any offence.’

In a statement South Central Ambulance Service said: ‘The incident has been fully investigated both internally and by Hampshire Roads Policing Unit and no charges against either party have been brought.

‘As such we have provided the rider with a support session but he did not require any further action/training.

‘With regards the third party civil claim, this is currently being assessed and considered by the Trust’s motor insurers.’

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