ENGINE STRUCK WHILE BLOCKING ACCIDENT SCENE – NORTH CAROLINA

FROM THE RALIEGH PROFESSIONAL FIREFIGHTERS FACEBOOK PAGE:

Last night around midnight, Engine 16 was operating on 440 westbound as a blocking apparatus for Squad 14 who was working a vehicle accident. Engine 16 was struck by a passing motorist. The 3 firefighters were not injured in this near miss.

It is imperative for motorists to slow down and move over when emergency personnel are operating in the roadway. The roadway has become the most dangerous environment for firefighters to work in due to distracted drivers.