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."