Suffolk

Suffolk fire engine overturns in Onehouse

Fire engine, Onehouse, Suffolk
Image caption The fire engine, based at Stowmarket, crashed at about 09:00 GMT on its way to a road traffic accident

A fire engine has overturned while it was on its way to deal with a road accident in Suffolk.

The engine crashed at Onehouse near Stowmarket at about 09:00 GMT, knocking one crew member unconscious.

Suffolk Police said ice may have been a factor and they were in the process of recovering the vehicle.

The engine, from Stowmarket, was responding to a two-vehicle crash at Stowmarket Road, Shelland, in which several people were taken to hospital.

Image caption One member of the fire engine crew was knocked unconscious and taken to hospital
Image caption Police said they were investigating how much of a factor an icy road was in causing the crash
Image caption The engine tipped on to its side on Lower Road, Onehouse

Their injuries were not thought to be life-threatening, according to police.

The fire engine ended up on its side on Lower Road, Onehouse and the other crew members were uninjured.

Mark Sanderson, deputy chief fire officer, said: "Our focus right now is on supporting our crew members and ensuring their families know they are safe.

"One crew member was injured in the collision and has subsequently been taken to hospital and, whilst we are still waiting for more information regarding his condition, we do not believe this to be serious."

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