A PARAMEDIC has denied causing the death of a dentist by driving an ambulance carelessly.

Faye Parson 40, was charged with one count of causing death by careless driving and appeared at Chelmsford Crown Court yesterday.

In February last year Dr Michael Daly was using a crossing on the A414 Main Road, Danbury, when he was struck by a vehicle.

The Crown Prosecution Service claim the vehicle was a Mercedes Sprinter Ambulance being driven by Parson, of Church Street, Braintree.

The CPS also claim she was driving carelessly and without due care and attention at the time.

Dr Daly, 77, had just finished his shift at the Oasis Care practice when he was struck.

He suffered multiple head injuries, brain damage, a shattered bone in his neck, a lung puncture, and lost movement in his hands and the function of his right eye.

He was put in an induced coma but never regained consciousness.

Dr Daly died on June 3, four months after the incident, having been airlifted to St George’s Hospital in London in the aftermath of the crash.

Parson, of Church Street, Braintree, will go on trial at Chelmsford Crown Court on July 3.

Members of Dr Daly's family were in court to hear her deny the charge and her plea.

Colleagues from the East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust also attended to support the paramedic.