The Fond du Lac County Sheriff’s Office (FDLCSO) shared dash cam video of a recent semi vs. car rear-end collision as a reminder to driver to avoid distraction and move over for emergency vehicles.
The dash cam video was captured on April 12th in Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin.
Deputies were investigating the scene of a two vehicle crash on USH 151 south of CTH AS and “squads with lights on were parked on the shoulder behind the scene giving approaching motorists plenty of notice about the emergency scene ahead.”
Police say that most traffic was moving left, but a tractor trailer “travelled into the emergency scene at a rate of speed much higher than other traffic and rear ended the car ahead.”
The occupants of the car were injured and required hospitalization.
“When you approach an emergency vehicle, move over if you can. If you cannot, please slow down until you safely pass the scene. End all distractions like phone calls or adjusting the radio. Pay close attention to traffic and the roadway in front of you, as there may be debris, crashed vehicles, or emergency workers on the roadway, and traffic ahead may be slowing or maneuvering around obstacles. It is a natural reaction to want to look at the emergency scene, but taking your eyes off the road in front of you can result in a crash like this. The driver of the semi was appropriately cited for causing this crash. Deputies and emergency crews work to clear scenes like this as quickly as possible, but please pay extra close attention when traveling through a scene to keep everyone safe,” FDLCSO said.
You can see the dash cam video below.