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Paramedic dies after collision - Police Scotland

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A paramedic has died after being knocked down at an ambulance station car park in Kilmarnock, East Ayrshire.

Alison Smith, 51, from Irvine, was struck by a vehicle at the Scottish Ambulance Service station in Western Road at about 07:00 GMT on Tuesday.

She was taken to Crosshouse Hospital where she later died.

A Scottish Ambulance Service spokesman said: "Everyone in the service is devastated by the loss of Alison Smith who was a dedicated professional."

'Tragic event'

The spokesman added: "She had 23 years of service and was a very popular team member.

"She will be sadly missed by all and our heartfelt sympathies go out to her family, friends and colleagues.

"Our welfare team is providing support to her family and those members of staff affected by this tragic event."