Norfolk fire engine involved in crash

A south Norfolk road has reopened this afternoon after a fire engine was involved in a collision whilst responding to a 999 call.

The Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service vehicle had been called to release the driver of a car that had left Flordon Road at Bracon Ash, near Norwich, at about 10.50am this morning.

But the fire engine, from Bethel Street fire station in Norwich, also had to be recovered after sliding off the road in icy conditions.

The crashes caused the road to be closed until 12.30pm today.

A woman from the car was taken to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital as a precaution. No one was injured from the fire engine.

A spokesman for Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service said the incident highlighted the dangers on Norfolk's roads and that their drivers were not immune to the icy conditions.