Firefighters attended a two-vehicle collision on a “narrow country lane” in Shropshire in the UK over the weekend.
Crews from Bridgnorth Fire Station had just returned to an automatic fire alarm activation when they were alerted to the scene.
In a brief post on social media, a spokesperson for the fire station said:
“A busy day continues…. not long after returning from the AFA, we were mobilised onto a road traffic collision.”
“Two vehicles had collided in a narrow country lane. Thankfully, all persons were out of the vehicles, but two persons required some first aid from the firefighters for minor injuries (another skill all firefighters have!)”
“Both vehicles were made electrically safe, and casualties passed into the care of West Midlands Ambulance.”
“Please take extra care when driving on narrow country lanes – especially where your vision ahead is limited by high hedgerows. Remember, you need to be able to stop in the road you can see if clear,” the spokesperson concluded.
In a statement, a spokesperson said: “At 17:40 on Saturday, May 29th, 2021, SFRS Fire Control received a call reporting that a Road Traffic Collision had taken place in Claverley.”
“1 fire appliance was mobilised from Bridgnorth. Crews used the following equipment to deal with the incident: environment agency equipment; oxygen first aid and small gear.”
“Road traffic collision between two cars, crews made vehicle and area safe using environmental grab pack and small gear. First aid administered to one casualty, awaiting ambulance arrival,” the spokesperson added.
Driver arrested after police chase
Meanwhile, police in Co Fermanagh, Northern Ireland arrested a male for various motoring offences, including dangerous driving, over the weekend.
Crews from the District Support Team witnessed a vehicle driving dangerously on the Boa Island road area yesterday (Sunday, May 30th, 2021).
According to a spokesperson for Police Fermanagh and Omagh, subsequently, officers tried to stop the vehicle; however, “the driver had other ideas and put the foot down”.
“A pursuit was commenced from the Kesh area and onto the Clanabogan Road, Omagh. With help from Omagh local Police, Mid Tyrone and Erne North Neighbourhood Policing teams, we have safely stopped the vehicle with use of a stinger device and a hedge.”
“A male tried to make off, but he was not as quick on his feet and was subsequently arrested for various motoring offences.”