Fire engine on its blue lights collides with a Range Rover in Portsmouth while on 999 call

A FIRE engine responding to a 999 call collided with a car.

Friday, 22nd July 2022, 2:54 pm
Updated Saturday, 23rd July 2022, 3:04 pm

The Hampshire and Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service (HIWFRS) engine was on blue lights when it collided with the red Range Rover in Hewett Road near the junction with London Road in North End at just before 4.50pm on Thursday (July 21).

A spokeswoman for HIWFRS said: ‘The vehicle was responding on blue lights to a 999 call when it was in collision with a car.’

An ambulance and emergency response vehicle also attended.

A fire engine collided with a red Range Rover at the junction of London Road and Hewett Road in North End, Portsmouth at about 4.45pm on Thursday, July 21

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The spokeswoman added: ‘None of the crew was injured but one person from the car was treated by paramedics.

‘The fire engine was taken to our workshop to be examined and the circumstances will now be investigated.

‘Firefighters returned to station and a replacement fire engine was made available.’

The incident came on a busy day for the fire service with 100 firefighters from across south Hampshire battling a large grass fire in Gosport.