North West Wales

Ambulance named after crash victim John Clift

John Clift
Image caption Mr Clift was "well known and liked by many people"

Welsh ambulance workers have paid tribute to a colleague who died when two ambulances collided in Gwynedd.

John Clift, 54, was driving a patient care service ambulance on the A499 near Pwllheli when he suffered a heart attack at the wheel.

Mr Clift died at the scene of the crash on 28 April 2016 and three other people, including two of his colleagues, suffered serious injuries.

An ambulance was named in his honour at Pwllheli station on Friday.

Mr Clift had worked for Pwllheli Fire and Rescue Service for 26 years and a patient care services driver for the NHS, based in Pwllheli, for 12 years.

Family and colleagues also unveiled a memorial bench to Mr Clift.

Darron Dupre, ambulance organiser for Unison Wales, said: "Ambulance staff come to work every day to save life and to provide emergency care often under difficult and traumatic circumstances.

"These people do vital jobs for our community and today we mourn John and remember seriously injured colleagues and celebrate their public service helping patients in Wales."

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