Kessingland: Three injured after fire engine overturns

THREE firefighters were taken to hospital after a fire engine responding to a call overturned at a roundabout.

The accident happened on the A12 at Kessingland at just after 8pm last night and the fire engine was heading to an undergrowth blaze at a playing field in nearby Francis Road.

The engine was on its way from nearby Wrentham Fire Station and two engines from Lowestoft South were mobilised, one to attend the original incident and one to help the crew of the overturned unit.

The accident saw part of the A12 closed by police and the engine was eventually righted and removed at about 11pm and the road was cleared of debris.

No other vehicles were involved in the accident and a spokesman for the Suffolk Ambulance Service said three people were taken to James Paget University Hospital in Gorleston with nothing more than minor injuries.

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A spokesman for the Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service said last night: “There were three firefighters on board the appliance at the time of the accident.

“All three crew members were conveyed to hospital by ambulance as a precaution, there are no further details of the firefighters involved which are being released at this time.

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“Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service are working together with Suffolk Constabulary to investigate the circumstances of the accident.”

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