Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Fire Service assist at four-vehicle collision

Brighton firefighters helped at the scene of a four vehicle road traffic collision by evacuating passengers from a bus.

Two fire engines attended the incident yesterday (25th July) at Preston Park, Preston Road, after the emergency 999 call came in at 2.42pm and crews remained there until 3.54pm.

Emergency Services worked alongside each other following the multiple collision, resulting in around six people being taken to hospital with various injuries, none which were thought to be life threatening.

Grant Eager Watch Commander said: “We were the first emergency service at the scene and were helping with the injured and looking after the casualties on the side of the road. We identified those who were injured and treated them with oxygen therapy, as well as first aid. We were also assisted by a nurse from the nearby NHS clinic and were treating those who were suffering from shock.”

Drivers were advised to stay away from the scene of the collision as Preston Road was closed both ends whilst vehicles were recovered.

The exact circumstances of the collision are still being investigated but it is thought a bus, taxi and a people carrier were in collision with one another.

Crews remained on the scene to make the area safe for the public and used environmental packs to mop-up any fuel spillage.

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