Pedestrian Killed after Fatal collision with a fire engine in Royston

A Person has suffered fatal injuries and sadly died after a collision with a fire engine.
Police are investigating the incident which occurred on a roundabout at the junction in York Way and Old North Road, Royston at 8.45pm this evening.

Ambulance services also confirmed that another person has been taken to Addenbrooke’s Hospital with minor injuries.Circumstances surrounding the collision are still unclear, but police have reported that the fire engine was responding to an emergency call while negotiating the roundabout, before colliding with the pedestrian.

The fire engine is currently in the road and closures are in place at the roundabout and in Rock Road, with the junction of Old North Road and by the Tesco Superstore.

Andrew Fowler, from Barrington, a village in Cambridgeshire, said : “There’s a fire engine turned over. And that’s on the second roundabout. It’s a whole mass of blue flashing lights, including ambulance services and another fire engine.

“Apparently it’s on the far roundabout from the Tesco’s as you come off the 505 at the first roundabout. That is one hell of a piece of equipment to go over.”

Alec Hill, a resident in Lindsay Close, Royston, a couple of hundred yards away from the incident: “My daughter and I witnessed the scene. We walked by from Tesco and saw the incident and the controls.

“We were sent away from the police. I asked if it was because of injuries, and he said yes.

“It’s pretty obvious that if a fire engine goes off on its side then someone’s injured. There must have been around 10 to 15 emergency vehicles. We got that far on our walk and were then sent away.”

An East of England Ambulance Service spokesman said: “The East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust (EEAST) received a call tonight at 8.44pm to reports of an Road traffic Collision in Royston.

“We dispatched our hazardous area response team (HART), an ambulance officer, ambulance crew, and air ambulance from the East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA) charity.

“Sadly a pedestrian has been pronounced dead at the scene whilst a second patient has been taken to Addenbrooke’s Hospital with minor injuries.”

A Hertfordshire Constabulary spokeswoman said: “Police in North Herts are currently investigating a road traffic collision which occurred on the roundabout at the junction with York Way and Old North Road in Royston at 8.45pm on Wednesday January 18.

“The circumstances surrounding the collision are still unclear, but it appears a fire engine, which was responding to an emergency call, was in collision with a pedestrian whilst negotiating the roundabout. The pedestrian suffered fatal injuries and sadly died at the scene.

“The fire engine is currently still in the road and closures are in place at the roundabout and in Rock Road with the junction of Old North Road and the roundabout by the Tesco Superstore.”

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