Fire engine involved in accident in Eastbourne town centre

Fire engine crash on the Avenue, Eastbourne SUS-151109-125930001
Fire engine crash on the Avenue, Eastbourne SUS-151109-125930001

A fire engine has been involved in an accident in Eastbourne town centre this lunchtime (Friday).

A car collided with a fire engine at the junction of The Avenue and St Leonards Road.

Ambulance crash photos by Dan Jessop SUS-151109-150424001

Ambulance crash photos by Dan Jessop SUS-151109-150424001

Eye witnesses say a Ford Focus was in collision with the fire engine.

There were children in the back of the car and all have been checked by the ambulance service as were the firefighters onboard.

No one was injured.

A spokesman for the fire service said, “East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service can confirm that one of our appliances was involved in an RTC in Eastbourne this morning.

Ambulance crash photos by Dan Jessop SUS-151109-150413001

Ambulance crash photos by Dan Jessop SUS-151109-150413001

“The incident involving a private motor vehicle occurred at 11:46 as the crew were responding to an emergency call in Grove Road.

“South East Coast Ambulance Service and Sussex Police also attended. There were no reports of any injuries.

“East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service will be working jointly with Sussex Police to determine the cause of the incident.”

Photos by Dan Jessup.

Ambulance crash photos by Dan Jessop SUS-151109-150402001

Ambulance crash photos by Dan Jessop SUS-151109-150402001

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Ambulance crash photos by Dan Jessop SUS-151109-150340001

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