ORLANDO, Fla. — For the second time in less than two months, a car hit an Orlando Fire Department truck.
- Vehicle crashes into OFD fire engine on I-4
- 2nd time this has happened in less than 2 months
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The fire truck was pulled over to help a disabled vehicle when OFD said a vehicle was traveling quickly along Interstate 4 by Orange Blossom Trail and hit the truck just before 3 a.m. Sunday.
The driver of the vehicle had to be extricated and transported to the hospital, along with the passenger in the car.
The crash also sent four OFD crew members to the hospital. They are now recovering.
OFD Chief Roderick Williams said Sunday this is a reminder of the importance of the “Move Over” law.
“We try out best to protect ourselves. We position ourselves in a certain way to make sure we’re safe. We cannot stress enough to slow down or stop altogether — to yield to emergency vehicles,” Williams said.
Drivers must move over a lane for stopped emergency vehicles or slow down if it's not safe to move.