First-responders use wrecked ambulance as warning about the importance of slowing down

“People, slow down when you see emergency vehicles," they wrote.

An ambulance sustained serious damage after being struck by a semi truck while attending to another wreck on Tuesday, and first-responders are taking the opportunity to warn drivers about the importance of slowing down. 

The accident occurred on December 15th nearLimon, Wyoming. 

According to Oil City News, Limon Area Fire Protection District crews were responding to a jack-knifed semi truck on Interstate 70 when a second semi truck was unable to slow on the icy roadway and crashed into the back of a stopped ambulance. 

Thankfully, no one was inside of the ambulance at the time of the impact, and no injuries were sustained, but the crew is using the incident as an opportunity to warn truck drivers and motorists alike about the importance of slowing down around emergency vehicles and awareness while driving. 

“This is what happens when on scene and people don’t pay attention,” Limon Area Fire Protection District wrote in a Facebook post. 

“People slow down when you see emergency vehicles.”

This is what happens when on scene and people don't pay attention. People slow down when you see emergency vehicle's. Every one is fine.

Posted by Limon Area Fire Protection District on Tuesday, December 15, 2020