Overturned fireplace engine which injured three firefighters seems on the market on eBay in ‘wonderful situation’

A hearth engine that overturned and fell on a Billingham roundabout is now up on the market on eBay.

Three firefighters had been taken to hospital following the incident on a roundabout which occurred in April 2019.

A Scania P310 fireplace engine with the identical quantity plate has now appeared on the web bidding website for £18,500, described as in “wonderful situation”.

The advert says the engine is now with a motor vendor, including that it “wants cab repairs”, however “runs and drives, mechanically sound”.

Emergency companies on the scene after a hearth engine overturned in Billingham

A Cleveland Fireplace Brigade spokesperson stated: “A mixed aerial rescue equipment belonging to Cleveland Fireplace Authority was concerned in a street visitors accident in April 2019 and subsequently following a technical analysis was decommissioned from service as being uneconomical to restore.

“Since that point it has been asset-stripped of serviceable elements that had been reusable inside our fleet, leading to a cost-saving of over £6,000.

“The remnant of the automobile was deemed unroadworthy and subsequently unsuitable for additional fireplace and rescue service use.

“Subsequently, the automobile was disposed of at a salvage public sale on 15th December 2020, for £12,600 and is not the property of Cleveland Fireplace Authority”.

There was shock again in 2019 when the Cleveland Fireplace Brigade engine fell whereas responding to a 999 name.

The hearth engine from Stockton Fireplace Station was one in every of 5 responding to an emergency incident in Middlesbrough.

The accident occurred on the roundabout at Billlingham Bottoms the place the automobile overturned onto its facet.

After the crash, which noticed three firefighters injured, it emerged that security fears had been flagged up about the sort of fireplace engine, generally known as “CARP” machines (mixed aerial rescue pumps).

Questions had been raised about their potential to take corners at any pace, given the additional weight and potential steadiness points – and the Cleveland union stated it expressed its concern when the machine was purchased.

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