Firefighter taken to hospital after tanker truck overturned on call

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Photos of the crash scene have since been deleted from social media

A firefighter has been taken to hospital after a tanker truck overturned near Kilmoon Cross last night while responding to a call.

A Meath County Council spokesperson confirmed that no other vehicles were involved and that the crew member who was taken to hospital is in stable condition.

Gardaí says a man in his 40s was taken to Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital following a single vehicle collision in Hawkinstown, Duleek around 7.15pm.

Photos of the badly damaged water carrier were shared in a social media post, but were removed at the request of a fire officer.

In a separate incident, a fire apparatus was involved in a minor collision with a car on the R150 in Kentstown shortly before 7pm.

The occupants of the car – a man in his late teens and a teenager were taken to hospital in Lourdes as a precaution.

No other injuries were reported at the scene.

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