Man hit by fire engine on 999 call in Tower Hamlets

A man was taken to hospital with head and neck injuries this afternoon after being hit by a fire engine on a 999 call in London s East End.

A man was taken to hospital with head and neck injuries this afternoon after being hit by a fire engine on a 999 call in London's East End.

The man thought to be aged 50 was taken to the Royal London Hospital after the collision at 12.30pm on the corner of The Highway and Dellow Street in Shadwell.

A London Ambulance spokeswoman said: "We sent an air ambulance, a road ambulance and three fast response cars. The man was taken to hospital by road with head and neck injuries in a stable condition."

A London Fire Brigade spokesman said the fire engine from Shadwell fire station was on the way to a "small" fire at commercial premises in Stepney. No fire fighters were injured in the collision.

The collision is now under investigation