Woman hit by fire engine in Cowley Road, Oxford

Fire engine on Cowley Road
Image caption The fire engine was on its way to an incident in Blackbird Leys

A woman was seriously injured when she was hit by a fire engine in Oxford.

The woman, in her 50s, was hit in Cowley Road shortly before 16:00 BST. She was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue said the fire engine, from Rewley Road fire station, was going to an incident in Blackbird Leys.

Thames Valley Police closed the road between Howard Street and Shelley Road for two hours.

An air ambulance initially landed at the scene, but the casualty was taken to the John Radcliffe Hospital by road.

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