Dallas Fire Rescue ladder truck slammed into early this morning by morning driver. Driver fails to see a flashing light ladder truck slamming into rear of rig.
Dallas, TX (AmericanInjuryNews.com)–Last week a driver failed to see a fire truck and slammed into the back of the big ladder rig. The Dallas Fire Rescue ladder truck was extinguishing an SUV blaze, on the Central Expressway, when another driver failed to see the fire truck with its flashing lights. Fire crews parked an engine, with flashing lights, on southbound Central Expressway near Lover’s Lane, to shield the fire crew from oncoming traffic. Dallas Police Department investigators have not reported how the driver managed to fail to see the truck. The driver slammed his car into the rescue vehicle, wedging it underneath the back of the huge rig, causing an additional accident. No firefighters were injured, and the driver of the car suffered minor injuries which were treated on the scene.
Federal highway safety advocates are urging all Texans to remember the following key issues while driving on local and national highways. When in the presence of fire rescue, police, and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) crews:
-SLOW DOWN when you see rescue vehicles
-MOVE your vehicle to the lane furthest away from the accident scene
-STOP your vehicle if traffic conditions warrant
-STAY ALERT to flashing lights, police officers and rescue workers
Auto accidents requiring fire rescue and police response teams happen every day on our roads and highways. Failing to yield to police officers and rescue workers may not only cause another accident it may also become a criminal offense. If you have been injured by a driver failing to yield to rescue workers and you may be entitled to compensation for your damages and injuries.
AmericanInjuryNews.com by personal injury lawyers Dallas