Update on Vehicle Accident

Ian Hayton, Chief Fire Officer said “A fire engine from Stockton Community Fire Station on route to an emergency call was involved in an accident at the roundabout at Billingham Bottoms at 2100 hours last night. No other vehicles were involved.

“On board were five firefighters, two escaped with no injuries while three were treated at University Hospital North Tees. One firefighter sustained a wrist injury, another a broken collar-bone and the third broken ribs.  All are in a comfortable condition and are being supported by their families and colleagues from the Brigade.

“We are currently undertaking an investigation to determine the cause or causes of this incident.

“We would like to thank Cleveland Police and North East Ambulance Service and our crews for their professionalism and efficiency in dealing with this incident, and extend thanks to the public for their support and good wishes.”