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Canada: Nova Scotia Motorists are Ignoring ‘Move Over’ Law
Emergency responders say Nova Scotia drivers are not slowing down when driving past them, despite laws meant to protect them from speeding traffic. Police in Halifax have issued almost 400 tickets this year to motorists who come too close to emergency vehicles, which is a violation of the province’s “move over” law.
Kentucky: Driver Plows Through Traffic Checkpoint, Nearly Misses Trooper
A traffic checkpoint proves dangerous for a Kentucky State Trooper, after he's almost hit by a speeding motorist. KSP was doing a checkpoint on the US 60 bypass at highway 431 early Sunday morning. Troopers say Ryan Clark was driving at a high rate of speed, passed through the checkpoint and almost hit a trooper.
Australia: Alleged Drunk Driver Hits Police Officer
A police officer issuing a speeding ticket in Queensland has been struck by a car allegedly driven by a drunk driver. The Sunshine Coast officer was issuing an infringement notice on the Maroochydore Road at Kuluin about 7.10pm on Tuesday when another car allegedly veered across the lane and clipped him with the side mirror. Another story can be found at: http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/queensland/officer-injured-after-being-struck-by-stolen-car-20141217-128uaq.html
Canada: Ontario Provincial PoliceAssociation Launches "Move Over" Campaign
The Ontario Provincial Police Association (OPPA) launched a new campaign this morning showing the human costs of failing to slow down and move over for stopped emergency vehicles.
Oklahoma: Car Hits Fire Truck On Scene Of Multi-Vehicle Crash
Police said a car crashed into a fire truck that was on the scene of a multi-vehicle collision in southwest Oklahoma City, Monday morning. According to Oklahoma City police, emergency crews responded to a three-vehicle collision at Interstate 44 and S.W. 149th Street. However, as crews worked to clear the scene of that collision, another car struck a fire truck.
New York: 'Inattentive Driver' Injures Fire Policeman at Fishkill Car Crash Scene
A Rombout fire police officer was injured at the scene of a two-car crash in Fishkill Sunday night, while he was responding to the accident, said Kevin Barry, public information officer for Rombout Fire Company. The Rombout fire police officer was arriving on the scene when he was rear-ended by another driver, an "inattentive motorist," who wasn't "paying attention," a common cause of firefighter and police injury at the scenes of accidents, Barry said.
Oklahoma: Limestone Apparatus Struck on Highway-Firefighter Critically Injured
A Firefighter with the Limestone Fire Department in Owasso, Oklahoma was struck yesterday and is now reported to be in critical condition.The 43-year old Firefighter had been operating at a collision on a 5-lane highway (Highway 20), The conditions were a straight roadway, clear weather and little reason for them to not be seen, The Firefighter was getting back into the squad - which was being used for traffic control, when the squad was struck by a dually pickup at high speed. The Firefighter is in critical condition in St Johns Hospital in Tulsa. The hit was so hard that the fire vehicle has a bent frame, and may be totaled. The driver of the civilian vehicle had no license and expired tags. Other stories can be found at: http://www.fox23.com/news/news/local/crash-sends-firefighter-hospital/njNxq/ http://limestonefd.org/2014/12/limestone-firefighter-injured-at-accident-scene/
Australian Firefighter Dies After Being Struck by Fire Truck
A Country Fire Service (CFS) volunteer responding to a grass fire has been killed after being hit by a fire truck in South Australia's south-east. The incident happened about 4:30pm on the Southern Ports Highway at Rendelsham, 12km north-west of Millicent. Police said the man was standing behind his CFS ute on the highway preparing to fight the fire when the CFS fire truck hit him. The man died at the scene, police said. Another story can be found at: https://au.gwn7.yahoo.com/w1/news/a/-/local/25729846/second-firefighter-death-within-weeks-in-sa-investigation-starts/
Washington: Tukila Firefighter Struck by Car Urges Drivers to Move Over
Tukwila firefighter Greg Hansen doesn't reminder flying 12 feet through the air and landing on the fogline of Interstate 5. He does remember fellow firefighters dragging him to safety, blood running from his nose. Hansen has a new Thanksgiving day and a message for anyone who drives on a freeway: when you see emergency lights of any color, slow down and MOVE OVER.
Pennsylvania: Delaware: Firefighter Struck by Car on I-95
A volunteer firefighter, trying to help a driver who had just been in a crash, is recovering after he was struck by a vehicle on Interstate 95 early Sunday. Daniel Callaway was on his way to work at the Wilmington Manor Fire Company in New Castle, Delaware when he came upon a one car crash around 4:30 a.m. in the southbound lanes of the highway near Route 420 in Tinicum Township, Pennsylvania, his family and police tell NBC10. Additional stories can be found at: http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/Good-Samaritan-Critical-After-Being-Struck-on-I-95-While-Helping-Motorist-285009091.html#ixzz3LLWBYej8
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