Fire engine crash victim dies
Jan 17 2009 by Andrew Hirst, Huddersfield Daily Examiner
999 accident victim dies
A MAN badly hurt in an accident involving a fire engine has died.
The 37-year-old has special needs and lived in Lindley with his family.
He has not yet been named following requests from his distraught family.
He suffered severe head injuries when he was one of three people knocked down at a crossing on Lockwood Road, Lockwood, last Saturday teatime.
The fire engine was responding to reports of people trapped in a house fire in Lockwood when the accident happened.
West Yorkshire Fire And Rescue Service Deputy Chief Fire Officer Steve Beckley said: “Our thoughts remain focussed on the families of those involved at this distressing time and for the crew members who did everything possible to give first aid to the casualties at the scene. They are still very shaken by what has happened and are deeply saddened by the fatality.
“The recovery of the other pedestrians injured and the wellbeing of their families remains our first concern and we will continue to work closely with the police to facilitate an investigation into the accident.”