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Hertfordshire paramedic dies after motorbike crash

Vicky Lovelace-Collins Image copyright Contributed
Image caption Vicky Lovelace-Collins was treated by her colleagues from the East of England Ambulance Service at the scene of the crash

A paramedic has died after she was involved in a crash on a motorcycle.

Vicky Lovelace-Collins was treated by her colleagues from the East of England Ambulance Service and taken to hospital by air ambulance following a crash with a silver Vauxhall Insignia in Stevenage, Hertfordshire, on Wednesday.

Mrs Lovelace-Collins, who worked in North Hertfordshire, sustained serious injuries and died on Friday.

The paramedic was due to do a skydive on Sunday in memory of her father.

She was raising money for the hospice which cared for him before he passed away in May.

On a donation page for the skydive, Mrs Lovelace-Collins had written: "I'm scared about jumping out of a plane. I'm not going to lie!

"When looking for a fundraising event I wanted to do something that would take me out of my comfort zone and prove I can also be brave."

Before her death, Mrs Lovelace-Collins had raised £2,415 for Garden House Hospice Care. The fundraising total currently sits at more than £8,000.

Hertfordshire Police is appealing for anyone with information about the collision, which happened on Lonsdale Road at about 16:50 BST, to contact them.

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