Here is a prime of example of why it is important to yield to emergecy vehicles when they have their sirens and emergency lights on.  On June 27th, 2010, in Farmington, MO. a fire truck on its way to a house fire in was involved in a rollover accident when it swerved to avoid another vehicle that refused to yield to the pumper truck.  Six fire fighters were hospitalized with injury including the driver, who suffered serious injury after being ejected from the truck.

The real kicker to this story is as of the time of this report, the driver of the other vehicle got away.  Here is hoping he is caught and brought to justice.  This isn't the first time an emergency vehicle has crashed because a civilian motorist has failed to yield the right of way.  Let's hope this serves as a final lesson to all Kansas and Missouri drivers how dangerous it can be when you don't let these emergency vehicles to pass.  When you don't allow them to pass, it puts a lot of people in danger and risking possible serious injury.

While there is nothing here to support why this driver failed to notice the fire truck.  Perhaps alcohol was involved being that it was nearly 1:30 in the a.m.  Whatever the case may be, the driver was clearly distracted.  Make sure when  you're driving, you are listening to music at a reasonale volume.  NO HEADPHONES.  No texting or cell phone calls.

As Kansas City Auto Accident and Injury Attorneys of Roswold Law Group, we hope the fire fighters involved in this unnecessary accident recover from their injuries and this serves as a lesson to all drivers to always pull over and let emergency vehicles, including police, medical and fire, to pass and get to their destination.

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James Roswold
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James Roswold is a Kansas & Missouri personal injury, workers comp, and medical malpractice attorney.
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