Fire engine hits Basildon lamp post

Fire engine hits lamp post

Fire engine hits lamp post

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A FIRE Engine crashed into a lamppost while trying to negotiate a roundabout on its way to a road crash.

The accident happened at the junction with Broadmayne and Eastmayne, near Pitsea, at around 4.35pm today.

The vehicle was driving on emergency lights to a one-car crash in Runwell Road, Wickford, in which a woman was trapped.

An Essex Fire and rescue spokesman said: "An appliance from Basildon which was on the way to this was also involved in an RTC hitting a lamppost on the roundabout at Broadmayne and East Mayne. No other vehicles were involved and no one was injured. Crews made the area safe."

 

 

 

 

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8:18pm Tue 5 Aug 14

tbysessex says...

Dont attack the fire service they were on there way to save someones life you try and drive 12 tones plus though the streets of basildon not easy lets hope you never need them!!
Dont attack the fire service they were on there way to save someones life you try and drive 12 tones plus though the streets of basildon not easy lets hope you never need them!! tbysessex
  • Score: 20

10:08pm Tue 5 Aug 14

abd123 says...

No emergency is so great as to justify an accident. They did not arrive at the emergency but created one of their own. Its not good enough when driving a large vehicle. I think criticism is justified.
No emergency is so great as to justify an accident. They did not arrive at the emergency but created one of their own. Its not good enough when driving a large vehicle. I think criticism is justified. abd123
  • Score: -13

11:19pm Tue 5 Aug 14

meto says...

The crash 3 years ago on broadmayne was found to be the fault of the car driver. Who was a mother who had dropped her kids at school, she had never passed a test and was uninsured.
The crash 3 years ago on broadmayne was found to be the fault of the car driver. Who was a mother who had dropped her kids at school, she had never passed a test and was uninsured. meto
  • Score: 15

10:09am Wed 6 Aug 14

bobbythedog says...

Remember they are carrying a live load! Any liquid of that volume will move side to side or forward and backwards especially when travelling at speed! I have great respect for the fire brigade and think they deserve every penny for what they do! I cant imagine the adrenaline running in there veins when a call is made and they know they could make the difference between life and death, must be hard not to try and get there as quickly as possible but I hope they learn from this and realise they can still make a difference but try and look after themselves at the same time! They are highly trained and apart from a soldier I cant think of a more selfless and rewarding profession! I hope the crew where all un injured! I did see the accident shortly after it had happened!
Remember they are carrying a live load! Any liquid of that volume will move side to side or forward and backwards especially when travelling at speed! I have great respect for the fire brigade and think they deserve every penny for what they do! I cant imagine the adrenaline running in there veins when a call is made and they know they could make the difference between life and death, must be hard not to try and get there as quickly as possible but I hope they learn from this and realise they can still make a difference but try and look after themselves at the same time! They are highly trained and apart from a soldier I cant think of a more selfless and rewarding profession! I hope the crew where all un injured! I did see the accident shortly after it had happened! bobbythedog
  • Score: 7

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