MOVE OVER! Hanover firefighters ‘lucky’ after I-95 crash

Posted at 12:56 PM, Mar 18, 2014
and last updated 2014-03-18 16:35:05-04

HANOVER COUNTY, Va. (WTVR) - Virginia State Police are investigating an early-morning crash that involved a Hanover fire engine and another vehicle.

“We were lucky this morning that no one was injured in the crash," Hanover Fire-EMS Battalion Chief Jason Williams said. "First responders need plenty of space to do their job on the highway and we need motorists to slow down, move over, and focus on driving when approaching these types of scenes.”

The fire truck had responded to an accident on Interstate 95 north near mile marker 96 when it was struck, Williams said. Virginia State Police troopers are investigating the crash.

"The fire engine was parked in a blocking position to protect the crews working on the scene," Williams said. "Hanover Fire-EMS would like to remind citizens of the 'Move Over Law' in Virginia which states; if a police car, ambulance, fire engine, tow truck, or other vehicle with flashing lights is stopped on the side of a highway, Virginia motorists are required to move over when it is safe for them to do so."