A FIRE engine on its way to responding to a 999 call was involved in a collision with another vehicle, causing it to collide with a pedestrian yesterday evening (November 21).

The fire engine collided with a red Vauxhall Astra at around 5pm, causing the car to mount the curb and collide with a 17-year-old pedestrian pushing a pram.

The pedestrian was transported to York District Hospital with a suspected leg fracture. The 45-year-old driver of the Astra was cut out of the car by the fire service and taken to Leeds General Infirmary by ambulance with serious injuries.

The baby in the pram and the 29-year-old driver of the fire engine both remain unharmed.

The road was initially closed but has now re-opened.

A spokesperson from North Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service said: "Our thoughts are with those who were injured at this time."

An investigation into the incident is now being carried out.

North Yorkshire Police is appealing for anyone with information about the incident to call 101 quoting reference number: 12190213798