Derby

Derbyshire fire service appliance crashes on 999 call

  • 18 March 2014
  • From the section Derby

A fire engine responding to a 999 call left the road and overturned, injuring the driver, Derbyshire fire service said.

A male firefighter had to be airlifted to hospital with suspected head and back injuries after the crash on the A6 on Tuesday. His injuries are not thought to be life threatening.

Three others, from the Bakewell station, were treated at the scene.

An investigation is now being carried out into the crash.

Assistant chief fire officer Kam Basi said: "Our priority at the present time is to the firefighters involved and their families, who are all receiving our full support."

A second crew from Chapel-en-le-Frith station was dispatched to the original car crash.

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