Woman, 79, dies after being hit by fire engine

A 79-year-old woman died after she was hit by a fire engine in what the rescue services called a "tragic" incident.

The vehicle was responding to an emergency call in Oxford yesterday afternoon when it collided with the pensioner, who died of her injuries yesterday evening.

Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service said: "Our thoughts are with the victim's family following this tragic incident. The Fire and Rescue Service is co-operating fully with the police investigation."