Firefighters from County Meath are in the thoughts of firefighters around Ireland this morning following two separate road traffic incidents involving fire brigade vehicles in County Meath.
Emergency Times can confirm that the first incident occured when a fire appliance from Navan was involved in a collision with a car. The occupants escaped with minor injuries.
Last night, a fire service Water Tanker (MH17K1) from Ashbourne fire station was responding to an incident when it was involved in a more serious incident. It was enroute to an incident and was travelling along the R152 at Riverstown, between Kilmoon ad Duleek when the tanker came off the road and ended up on its side in a roadside ditch.
The driver, a single occupant of the appliance was extracted from the vehice by his colleagues from Dunshaughlin fire station, who themselves were responding to the same incident as Ashbourne.
The driver was taken by ambulance to Lourdes hospital in Drogheda, Co. Louth where he was receiving treatment since last night.
We wish for all personnel involved in these collisions, however minor or serious, a full and fast recovery.
Ashbourne Water Tanker. Pic via Ashbourne Fire Service