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MOVE OVER! Hanover firefighters ‘lucky’ after I-95 crash

HANOVER COUNTY, Va. (WTVR) – Virginia State Police are investigating an early-morning crash that involved a Hanover fire engine and another vehicle.

“We were lucky this morning that no one was injured in the crash,” Hanover Fire-EMS Battalion Chief Jason Williams said. “First responders need plenty of space to do their job on the highway and we need motorists to slow down, move over, and focus on driving when approaching these types of scenes.”

The fire truck had responded to an accident on Interstate 95 north near mile marker 96 when it was struck, Williams said. Virginia State Police troopers are investigating the crash.

“The fire engine was parked in a blocking position to protect the crews working on the scene,” Williams said. “Hanover Fire-EMS would like to remind citizens of the ‘Move Over Law’ in Virginia which states; if a police car, ambulance, fire engine, tow truck, or other vehicle with flashing lights is stopped on the side of a highway, Virginia motorists are required to move over when it is safe for them to do so.”

4 comments

  • Brenda

    As the wife of a firefighter and mother of his children, I beg you to please move over and slow down when you see rescue or police vehicles on the road. It is the law and will save lives!

  • Krista

    Those drivers in the left or center lanes need to realize that they are as responsible as those in the right lane and yield the right of way to cars trying to get over. Too many times these drivers maintain their speed or even speed up to keep drivers in the right lane from coming over. Please make it your personal responsibility to slow down and provide room for drivers in the right lane to safely get over.

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