Oxford MailUPDATE: Woman seriously injured after collision with fire engine (From Oxford Mail)

Get involved: send your photos, videos, news & views by texting OXFORD NEWS to 80360 or email us

UPDATE: Woman seriously injured after collision with fire engine in Cowley Road

Oxford Mail: The scene in Cowley Road, with the fire engine in the distance The scene in Cowley Road, with the fire engine in the distance

A WOMAN in her 50s has been seriously injured after a collision with a fire engine.

Cowley Road has been closed in both directions following the accident between Shelley Road and Howard Street.

Police spokeswoman Lucy Billen said: “We were called at 3.50pm to Cowley Road to a collision between a fire engine and a pedestrian.

"The woman, believed to be in her 50s, is seriously injured. An air ambulance has landed.”

Fiona Tapp, from Littlemore, was visiting the vet on the corner of Howard Street and Cowley Road when the fire engine came past.

Miss Tapp, who works in customer services, said: “I was sitting in my car when the fire engine came past and it had its sirens blaring.

“When I came out of the vets I saw the road had been closed off and I asked a bus driver what had happened – he told me it had been quite bad.

“The ambulance staff got there very quickly.”

Oxfordshire County Council spokesman Paul Smith said the fire engine, based at Rewley Road, Oxford, was called out at about 3.40pm to an emergency on the Blackbird Leys estate.

The emergency was not a fire, according to Mr Smith, but he could not provide further details at this stage.

He said the fire crew alerted their control following the accident, which then notified South Central Ambulance service.

Mr Smith added: “There were four firefighters in the fire engine and they gave first aid to the woman before the ambulance arrived.

“None of the firefighters were injured.”

Mr Smith was unable to say how fast the fire engine was travelling at the time of the collision or if its sirens were on at the time.

South Central Ambulance spokeswoman Michelle Archer said: “We were called at 3.46pm to reports of a road traffic collision between a vehicle and a pedestrian.

“We sent two vehicle crews, two ambulance officers, an emergency care practitioner and the Thames Valley and Chiltern air ambulance.

“The female patient was taken to the John Radcliffe Hospital by land ambulance with potentially life threatening injuries.”

Diversions have been put in place and police said at about 5.15pm the road could be closed for about 90 minutes.

 


  • Our top stories:

Death of more than 4,000 fish in Didcot linked to cleaning chemical

Oxford Mail:

3:42pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

THE death of more than 4,000 fish in a Didcot stream has been linked to some kind of cleaning chemical or detergent.

10.30am Update: The traffic on the A34 is easing after this morning's problems

Oxford Mail: A34 traffic alert

10:30am Tuesday 29th July 2014

THE route between Abingdon and Oxford on the A34 is now clear, following heavy congestion this morning.

11am update: Thames Water says bad smell across Oxfordshire is not from sewage + Map of pong reports

Oxford Mail: The Oxford skyline yesterday afternoon as pollution levels rose to moderate levels.Picture: OX66377 Jon Lewis

10:00am Tuesday 29th July 2014

A STRANGE smell across Oxford was last night and this morning reported by residents.

Riley signing is worth the risk - Oxford United boss

Oxford Mail:

9:00am Tuesday 29th July 2014

Signing Joe Riley for Oxford United was a “no-brainer” according to head coach Michael Appleton, despite the full back’s injury record.

Yarns invite new tales about Oxford's patron saint

Oxford Mail:

9:00am Tuesday 29th July 2014

THE legend of St Frideswide is 1,400 years old but at Christ Church Cathedral a new yarn has been spun about Oxford’s patron saint.

You’d better get used to it: Motorists to face months of delays

Oxford Mail:

9:00am Tuesday 29th July 2014

MORE than 60,000 motorists may face three months of misery, after roundabout schemes entered their latest phase.

CCTV blunder leads to graffiti trial’s collapse

Oxford Mail:

8:30am Tuesday 29th July 2014

A CONVICTED vandal accused of graffiti damage worth £4,000 has walked free from court, after prosecutors failed to produce evidence against him.

Double killer ‘kept herself hidden’ from law

Oxford Mail:

8:30am Tuesday 29th July 2014

THE sister of two children killed in a house fire said one of their killers, Fiaz Munshi, deliberately kept herself hidden from justice.

Man cleared of abuse wins complaints against council

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Tuesday 29th July 2014

AN ABINGDON man cleared of 20 sexual abuse charges has had a series of complaints about his treatment by social services upheld.

New baker’s hope for self-raising dough

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Tuesday 29th July 2014

ONE fledgling business is hoping to be able to afford the rent in Oxford’s Covered Market by appealing for funding from people on the Internet.

Rodents live the high life in Mouse Town down on Fairytale Farm

Oxford Mail:

7:30am Tuesday 29th July 2014

RODENTS are living it up in a model village complete with church and jail.

Money to ease pressures on county's hospitals is cut by two thirds

Oxford Mail: oxfordshire county council logo round

7:00am Tuesday 29th July 2014

EXTRA cash to ease pressure on the county’s NHS and social services over the coming winter is to be slashed by almost two-thirds.

Man cleared over teenage sex charges

Oxford Mail: Oxford Crown Court

6:40am Tuesday 29th July 2014

A 25-YEAR-OLD has been cleared of inciting a teenage girl to engage in sexual activity after they met playing Xbox games online.

Hot weather clue as hundreds of fish die in Didcot brook

Oxford Mail:

6:30am Tuesday 29th July 2014

RECENT hot weather could be to blame for the death of hundreds of fish in a Didcot stream.

Comments (2)

Please log in to enable comment sorting

11:44am Sat 17 May 14

Dilligaf2010 says...

Sorry to hear the woman, who was actually 79, has died.......I'm guessing she was frail, and didn't have a chance to get out of the way.
Sorry to hear the woman, who was actually 79, has died.......I'm guessing she was frail, and didn't have a chance to get out of the way. Dilligaf2010
  • Score: 0

10:16pm Sat 17 May 14

King Joke says...

She may have been partially sighted or had a hearing impairment. It's a terrible thing to happen, very sad.
She may have been partially sighted or had a hearing impairment. It's a terrible thing to happen, very sad. King Joke
  • Score: 0

Comments are closed on this article.

click2find

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree