Injured firefighter returns home after Taddington crash

Bakewell fire engine where it came to rest
Bakewell fire engine where it came to rest

A firefighter has been released from hospital following an accident in which a fire engine rolled over.

The incident occurred on the A6 road between Taddington and Ashford–in–the–Water on Tuesday morning, while an appliance from Bakewell was on its way to a road traffic collision. The fire engine left the road and overturned, leaving the 47–year–old male driver with head and back injuries.

He was airlifted to University Hospital of North Staffordshire for treatment.

A spokesman for Derbyshire fire service said: “The driver of the fire appliance has been released from hospital, and is back at home with his family where he will be able to fully recover from the incident.”

The service thanked people for their kind messages.