NO action will be taken against a fire engine driver who knocked down a man who later died.
Robert Senior, 37, suffered from severe head injuries when he was one of three people struck by the vehicle at a crossing on Lockwood Road, on Saturday, January 10.
He died six days later at Leeds General Infirmary.
The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) said no charges will be held against the driver of the fire engine, who was responding to reports of people trapped in a house fire.
It was around 4.45pm on January 10 when the fire engine hit Mr Senior, Kathleen Stephenson and their carer Susan Howely.
The two women were only hurt slightly, but Mr Senior suffered extensive injuries, including massive bleeding to his brain.
Det Supt Sukhbir Singh, of West Yorkshire Homicide and Major Inquiry Team previously told the details of the tragic incident at Mr Senior’s inquest.
He said: “The fire engine from Huddersfield station was travelling along Lockwood Road in response to an emergency call.
“It had the blue siren on, the driver moved to the wrong side of the road due to stationary traffic and as the engine approached the lights-controlled pedestrian crossing it collided with three people crossing it.
“The driver stopped and administered first aid and all three were taken to Huddersfield Royal Infirmary.”
Mr Senior had special needs and lived in Lindley with his family.
He had been having respite care at North House, a residential home for adults with learning disabilities, at Swan Lane in Lockwood.
Deputy Chief Fire Officer Steve Beckley said he was reassured the police had thoroughly investigated the incident.
“Our appliance drivers are trained to the highest standards in order to respond to emergencies as quickly as possible whilst at the same time minimising risks to the general public.
“We have carried out our own internal investigation and similarly found that the vehicle was being driven responsibly and in accordance with all proper procedures.
“As with every serious incident there are things we can learn from this tragic accident and we will be reviewing our training to ensure our drivers remain ever vigilant to the dangers on our roads.”