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. 


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