A fire engine was involved in a collision with a man in a busy Islington street, police have said.

The Metropolitan Police were called to reports of the incident in Upper Street at around 7.40am this morning (May 29).

A police spokesperson said that the force received reports of a “fire engine in collision with a male pedestrian”.

They added that the pedestrian, believed to be a man aged in his 40s, was rushed to hospital for treatment. His condition is unknown at this time.

Road closures were in place until around 10.45am following the incident.

No arrests have been made at this early stage and police continue to make enquiries into the circumstances.

The London Fire Brigade and London Ambulance Service have been contacted for more information. 

Anyone who witnessed the collision is asked to contact police on 101 or tweet @MetCC and quote CAD1563/29May.