Two vehicles were badly damaged in a crash in Douglas yesterday.
It happened at the junction of Albany Road and Woodbourne Road at around 12.05pm.
Deputy Chief Fire Officer John Murtagh, who happened to be passing the incident as it occurred, rang 999.
He stayed on scene managing the incident until the arrival of the police, ambulance and Douglas firefighters.
It incident involved a Citroen Xsara Picasso and a BMW 3 series.
The driver of the BMW appeared to be free of any injuries while the driver of the Citroen was tended to by ambulance crews for the effects of shock.
Both vehicles were made safe by the firefighters and a large amount of debris was removed from the carriageway to allow police to open the road.
Fire service duty officer Colin Kirkham said: ‘The incident showed again how well the fire and rescue service, police and ambulance service work together when faced with incidents that require the attendance of all.’
He added that the initial call made by Mr Murtagh, who was first on scene, allowed the officer in charge of Red Watch to formulate his plan of action while travelling to the incident.