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Woman hurt in collison with fire engine

PUBLISHED: 18:25 29 April 2003 | UPDATED: 13:48 03 March 2010

AN investigation is under way today after a woman was airlifted to hospital following a collision with a fire engine on its way to an emergency call.

The driver of the green Peugeot 206 had to be cut free from the wreckage of her vehicle and was taken to Ipswich Hospital by air ambulance.

AN investigation is under way today after a woman was airlifted to hospital following a collision with a fire engine on its way to an emergency call.

The driver of the green Peugeot 206 had to be cut free from the wreckage of her vehicle and was taken to Ipswich Hospital by air ambulance.

The single occupant of the car is believed to have suffered a broken leg and neck and back injuries in the crash which happened on the A1141 Hadleigh to Bildeston road near Kersey Mill and Maltings.

It is understood both vehicles were both travelling towards Bildeston along Stone Street, Hadleigh when the crash happened at around 10.10am today.

The fire crew was on its way to an emergency call involving a wood burner in a thatched cottage prior to its crash.

Assistant Divisional Officer Karl Rolfe based at Princes Street, Ipswich said: "Unfortunately what's happened is a road crash involving one private car and a fire engine which was on its way to another call.

"Subsequently a pump rescue attender engine was immobilised to the RTA, which is standard procedure and one female was cut free from her vehicle and air lifted to hospital.

"No firefighter was injured in the accident. Both the police and the fire service will be carrying out a full investigation into the accident."

Today fire investigators were at the scene.

A spokesman for the East Anglian Ambulance Service said: "We were called by the fire service to a road traffic accident involving a fire engine and a car. I can confirm that the air ambulance took one female causality to hospital."


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