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Bakewell Fire Appliance Incident

18/Mar/2014

At 08.16 hours this morning, Tuesday 18 March 2014, whilst en route to attend a road traffic collision with one person reported as trapped; a fire crew from Bakewell Fire Station were themselves involved in a road traffic incident.

A crew of four were travelling along the A6 from Ashford to Taddington when the fire appliance they were travelling in, left the road and overturned. One male firefighter, who was the driver of the appliance, has been injured.

The police and ambulance service attended the incident along with the air ambulance to treat the casualties at the scene. The driver of the fire appliance has been subsequently airlifted to hospital for further treatment for injuries sustained in the incident; the remaining casualties have been discharged at the scene.

Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service is currently providing support to the families of all those involved in this incident and are commencing a thorough investigation.

Assistant Chief Fire Officer, Kam Basi said; "Our priority at the present time is to the firefighters involved and their families, who are all receiving our full support.

"A full investigation into the incident has commenced."

A fire crew from Chapel-en-le-Frith attended the original call and successfully dealt with the road traffic collision and person trapped.

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