I understand and accept that being a firefighter is a dangerous profession, but this scenario just makes my blood boil.
It’s four o’clock in the morning. Fire apparatus is sitting there, on the interstate, lights flashing, and traffic cones are deployed. The striking vehicle isn’t some drunken meathead or a kid who recently got his license, but a Greyhound bus driver-one whom I’d presume to be a professional, one who holds a CDL.
None of the news articles I’ve read indicate why the driver failed to obey the Illinois law requiring vehicles to slow and move at least one lane away from emergency workers. Pennsylvania finally enacted a similar statute this year, and I still see clueless people whizzing past police and tow trucks, affording them only a few feet of safety.
If you’re a person who slows, and moves, thank you. If not, wake the fuck up, put down your cell phone, sammitch, or what-fucking-ever, and pay attention to emergency workers.