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Motorist passes, crunches VRFA engine truck; no one injured

  • Monday, September 2, 2019 2:10pm
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A passing vehicle struck a Valley Regional Fire Authority engine truck that was protecting the scene of a previous motor vehicle accident along southbound State Route 167 early Sunday morning, the VRFA tweeted.

Despite some damage to the engine truck, no one was injured in the accident.

This is a good reminder for everyone to stay safe and alert while driving especially around emergency vehicles.

State law requires drivers to vacate the lane closest to stationary emergency vehicles, including tow trucks, if they are traveling in the same direction and it is safe to do so. If not, drivers are required to reduce the speed of the vehicle to at least 10 miles per hour below the posted speed limit. Also included in the law are stationary or slow moving municipal, utility and road maintenance vehicles.

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