Fla. EMS truck struck in head-on crash
Police said a distracted driver struck the rig while swerving around another car that had stopped for the truck
By Laura French
NORTH PORT, Fla. — Police say a Florida EMS truck was struck head-on in a crash caused by distracted driving.
The North Port Fire-Rescue truck was responding to a car crash when the collision occurred, according to FOX 13. Police said the other driver hit the rig head-on while swerving to avoid rear-ending another car that had stopped for the rig.
The EMS crewmembers and the other driver were not injured in the crash.
North Port Fire-Rescue Deputy Chief Scott Lane said the incident should be a reminder to motorists to always pay attention on the road.
Police issued a citation to the driver for causing the crash.
Please pull over and please keep a heads up for lights and sirens out there! pic.twitter.com/W4XTOgnP29— North Port, Florida (@CityofNorthPort) September 29, 2020
Pay attention! This is what happens when drivers are distracted. It happened to a @CityofNorthPort EMS crew on the way to a call. A distracted driver hit the rig head on. Luckily everyone will be okay, but it could have been worse. Look at the distracted driver’s car. @fox13news pic.twitter.com/ofDxJJdxdY— Kim Kuizon FOX 13 (@kkuizon) October 1, 2020