Tinesh Tamilkodi: Paramedic, 38, killed in horror crash on the way to ... trends now
A paramedic who died in a horror crash while responding to an emergency was treated by his fellow colleagues at the scene who have been left devastated by the tragedy.
Tinesh Tamilkodi, 38, died at an intersection in Forrestdale, 30km south-east of Perth, when he lost control of the ambulance he was driving about 1.30am on Tuesday.
The emergency vehicle spun out of control and hit a tree leaving him with critical injuries.
Mr Tamilkodi had worked as an ambulance officer for 10 years and was a clinical support paramedic with St John Ambulance WA.
His fellow paramedics tried desperately to save him but he was unable to be revived.
Tinesh Tamilkodi, 38, died at an intersection in Forrestdale, 30km south-east of Perth, when he lost control of the ambulance he was driving about 1.30am on Tuesday
St John WA group chief executive Kevin Brown told 7 News the first responders are devastated by their colleagues death and are being provided with support services.
'You can only imagine how harrowing that must be for them. We're providing the team every support at the moment that we can,' Mr Brown said.
'At this time, the most difficult time in anybody's family, our focus is very much on Tinesh and supporting his family, but also looking after our broader team who are heartbroken.'
Mr Tamilkodi, who was rushing to a 'priority' emergency, is the first paramedic from St