Woman Dies After Oxford Fire Engine Crash

18 May 2014, 07:42 | Updated: 18 May 2014, 07:53

Police are investigating after an elderly woman was hit by a fire engine and killed in Oxford.

It happened on Cowley Road on Friday afternoon (16 May) while crews were responding to a call. 

Oxfordshire's fire service say their thoughts are with the woman's family, and they're fully cooperating with the police investigation into the 79 year old's death.

A police spokesperson said:

"Thames Valley Police is appealing for information following a fatal collision in Cowley Road, Oxford.

"At about 3.50pm, a fire engine was travelling towards Cowley when it was in collision with a 79-year-old female pedestrian.

"The woman was taken to the John Radcliffe Hospital but died of her injuries yesterday evening.

"Her next of kin have been informed.

"Any witnesses to the collision are asked to contact Thames Valley Police via the 24-hour non-emergency number 101, quoting URN 1103 of 16/5."

Oxfordshire County Council's Fire and Rescue Service has issued this statement:

"We have learnt that the 79 year old lady involved in a collision on the Cowley Road with one of our fire engines, that was responding to an emergency call, has passed away.

"Our thoughts are with her family following this tragic incident.

"The Fire and Rescue Service is co-operating fully with the Police investigation."