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Fire engine overturns in Onehouse on its way to accident in Shelland


A fire engine overturned on its way to another accident in Suffolk yesterday morning.

The fire engine overturned, in Lower Road, Onehouse at about 9am, while responding to a road traffic collision in Shelland.

One crew member was injured and taken to Ipswich Hospital.

Their injuries were not believed to be serious.

A post on its Facebook page said: “The details of the collision are still not clear but the fire engine was responding to an emergency when the incident happened. Our focus right now is on supporting our crew members and ensuring their families know they are safe.”

The collision they were heading to involved a van and car, in Shelland Green.

The car hit a tree and the road was blocked .

Three fire engines attended and used hydraulic equipment to remove a door and roof.

A spokesman for the East of England Ambulance Service said: “Two adults were taken to West Suffolk Hospital with one suffering chest pain while the other’s injuries are unknown.

“A child was taken to the same hospital with serious fractures while a fourth patient, also a child, was flown to Addenbrookes Hospital with back and leg injuries.”


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