A FATHER-of-two who was killed after being hit by an ambulance on the A34 last month has been named.

An inquest opened today into the death of Adrian Bourne, who died three weeks ago.

Mr Bourne, 35, who was a mechanic electric engineer project manager from Chippenham, Wiltshire, died on the carriageway northbound near the Peartree Interchange on November 29.

Senior Coroner for Oxfordshire Darren Salter said in court today that the death was confirmed at 3.50am by a paramedic, after Mr Bourne was hit by an ambulance.

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He read coroner officer David Freeman's statement which said: “The initial report by police is that he was walking along a section of the A34 Northbound when he was struck by an ambulance travelling on lane one. It was not responding to a call.

"The ambulance stopped immediately and a paramedic conducted CPR with him on his back on a grass verge but all attempts of resuscitation failed.

"The cause of death is described as multiple injuries.”

Mr Bourne, who was described by his family as ‘positive and full of life’ has a partner and two sons aged three and five.

His family paid tribute today saying how much they will miss him.

His partner said: “Ade loved life and adored his family, especially our two boys, more than anything in the world. He took his job very seriously and genuinely loved what he did.

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"Outside of work he was a kind, generous and loving man; he never had a bad word to say about anyone, always looked for the positive in things and had the ability to make everyone around him smile.

“At weekends he would often be seen down the park teaching our sons to play football, or throwing himself down slides at soft play. He was a huge part of our lives and we will miss him more than words can say.

“Family, friends, neighbours and colleagues have been incredibly supportive, offering kind words and help."

The father, who was going to run the Bath half marathon again in March next year, was a keen sportsman and adored by friends from school, football and work.

His family would like to thank the charities Winston’s Wish and Brake for their invaluable support and guidance, especially for Mr Bourne's children.

South Central Ambulance Service (SCAS) released a statement after the tragic incident saying the ambulance was not travelling to an emergency at the time of the crash.

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Mark Ainsworth, director of operations at SCAS, added: “It is normal practice in such circumstances for the driver of the vehicle to be suspended from driving duties whilst any external and internal investigations are undertaken.”

Thames Valley Police have appealed for dash cam footage to help them with their investigation into Mr Bourne's death.

Mr Bourne’s funeral will be held at West Wiltshire Crematorium in Semington at 10am next Wednesday.

A full inquest will be held on April 29 next year.