We’ve all seen rescue teams helping victims of a prior auto accident as we have traveled. Typical thoughts that run through drivers’ heads when seeing such a scene include, ‘I hope everyone is alright’ and ‘I’m glad they’re getting help.’ According to a recent story run by WBAY TV in Green Bay/The Fox Valley, another thought needs to become prevalent with passers-by – ‘Give them room.’
“The Wisconsin State Patrol says more than 300 emergency responders are killed each year on the nation’s roadways.
It’s a message driven into our heads: “People need to slow down,” Collins said.
A state law passed several years ago says drivers must move over one lane or slow down if they can’t move over when approaching an emergency vehicle, including tow trucks. While first responders say the law has helped, not everyone’s following it.”
Unfortunately, no one is impervious to careless driving. If you or someone you love has been injured by another, you need to contact an Appleton personal injury lawyer at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® to schedule a free initial consultation.