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Firefighter hurt when engine rolled over

Bakewell fire engine where it came to rest

Bakewell fire engine where it came to rest

A Bakewell firefighter has been seriously injured after a fire engine crashed and rolled over while it was going to an emergency call–out.

The collision happened on the A6 road, between Taddington and Ashford–in–the–Water, about 8am, on Tuesday, March 18, when it was responding to a call–out to an overturned Toyota Celica car.

A crew of four, from Bakewell station, had been travelling towards Taddington when the fire appliance left the road and rolled on to its side.

The 47–year–old male driver was injured and had to be airlifted to the University Hospital of North Staffordshire by air ambulance.

Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service is providing support to the families of those involved and has launched an investigation.

Assistant Chief Fire Officer Kam Basi, of Derbyshire fire service, said: “Our priority at the present time is to the firefighters involved and their families who are all receiving our full support.”

Police put in road closures between Ashford–in–the–Water and Chelmorton until the appliance was moved.

Chapel–en–le–Frith firefighters attended the Toyota Celica crash at Taddington, which the fire service said was dealt with “successfully”.

A Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulance (DLRAA) immobilised the seriously injured firefighter with a pelvic binder before airlifting him to hospital.

DLRAA said the seriously hurt firefighter sustained head and chest injuries and other casualties were discharged.

Witnesses can call the police on 101.

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