|Requested to respond to a rollover accident on a divided highway at dusk. Rescue responding to the accident took up a blocking position prior to the accident and shut down the outside lane of traffic. Local and state police were already on scene at the time and had a car behind the rescue around 75-100 yards and in front of the rescue.
Units placed cones on the center line of the highway marking the shut down lane which tapered behind the rescue. units were collecting information and waiting on the wrecker to arrive.
Driver/operator was walking beside the rescue to let the incoming wrecker into the cones when the wrecker driver went between the cones and accelerated through the closed lane. This placed the driver/operator in a pinch pint between the rescue which was blocking half of the lane and wrecker.
Driver/operator noticed the situation and moved into the best possible position avoiding injury.
|Expect the unexpected. Always have a way out of a situation. Communication of expectations with all entities on the scene, even the non emergency responders is a necessity to insure safety for all.|