Cleveland Fire Brigade confirms that one of it’s fire engines was involved in a road traffic accident tonight (30/04) at 9pm.
The fire engine from Stockton Community Fire Station was one of five engines responding to an emergency incident in Middlesbrough.
The accident occurred on the roundabout at Billingham Bottoms where the vehicle overturned onto its side. No other vehicles were involved.
On board were five firefighters, two escaped with no injuries whilst three sustained non life threatening injuries and have been treated at University Hospital of North Tees.
The welfare of our staff is paramount and an internal inquiry has commenced to determine the cause of the accident.