ROWAN COUNTY, N.C. (WBTV) – Firefighters with a department in Rowan County are pleading with drivers to slow down and move over when they approach an accident scene on the road.
The plea comes after a car ran into a fire truck on Interstate 85 on Monday.
The Bostian Heights Fire Department is one of Rowan County’s busiest, running on more than 130 calls in a typical month. Because of its proximity to I-85, the department responds frequently to traffic accidents on the interstate in the southern part of the county.
According to a post on the department’s social media page, one of the department’s vehicles was struck by a car.
“Fortunately, all personnel were in the safety zone in front of the trucks and our old girl (Tanker 414) saved our lives. All fire personnel along with the driver of the passenger car escaped injuries and were able to return home to their loved ones.”
The department reminded drivers that “when you are approaching emergency vehicles, you must reduce your speed and move over. On interstates and highways with multiple lanes, please reduce your speed even if traffic is moving in the other lanes.”