For the third time in a month a Clarington fire truck, parked with its lights flashing at the scene of a crash, has been slammed into.
The crash happened Friday morning on Highway 115 southbound, south of the Highway 35 split.
Chief Gord Weir says it’s costly and they don’t have spare trucks sitting around while the damaged trucks get serviced.
“My largest concern is that one of these times, one of my firefighters is going to be injured,” worried Weir.
Weir has recently won a battle to have blue lights allowed on other emergency vehicles than police cars. However, he believed this is not an issue of what colour the flashing emergency lights are.
“I think people are just going too fast for conditions,” said Weir. “I know it’s cold out there today and roads are maybe a little slippery, but they need to slow down. One-hundred kilometres an hour is too fast. They need to be going 70, or 80 or maybe even 60. If they see our trucks ahead they need to start slowing down as soon as they see them.”
Weir says he wasn’t sure yet what the extent of the damage was to the truck in Friday morning’s incident.