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Man hit by fire engine on 999 call in Tower Hamlets

PUBLISHED: 18:00 01 December 2009 | UPDATED: 15:19 05 October 2010

Metropolitan polioce traffic officers examine a London fire appliance after it hit a pedestrian on a crossing in east London.
The appliance, from Shadwell fire station collided with the pedestrian on a crossing in The Highway earlier today.
Ther appliance was on its was to fire alarms sounding at the Stepney Green telephone exchange when the collision happened around 1230pm.
Police sealed off the roadway whilst traffic collision officers worked at the scene.

Metropolitan polioce traffic officers examine a London fire appliance after it hit a pedestrian on a crossing in east London. The appliance, from Shadwell fire station collided with the pedestrian on a crossing in The Highway earlier today. Ther appliance was on its was to fire alarms sounding at the Stepney Green telephone exchange when the collision happened around 1230pm. Police sealed off the roadway whilst traffic collision officers worked at the scene.

Photos by Nigel Saunders/FR Pix

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


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