The driver of a fire engine which hit Manchester's rising bollards has been cleared of any blame.
Manchester council now faces a £6,000 insurance claim from the brigade.
Since the bollards were introduced two-and-a-half years ago a number of cars, which are not permitted to pass over them, and even buses - which are - have smashed into them.
The £330,000 fire appliance collided with the metal poles as it returned from routine safety checks in the city centre.
The engine, which carried a hydraulic platform, was off the road for two weeks. It is one of only six such special vehicles across the county.
The incident happened on Cross Street in November. Another fire engine had passed over the bollards moments before the crash. They are not in operation between 7pm and 11am and are triggered after the first vehicle after 11am passes over them. The incident happened at 11.02am
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