While fire trucks are normally associated with rescue efforts, two Oklahoma residents recently experienced the unexpected. According to KOCO News, the pair suffered serious injuries after the vehicle they were in was T-boned by an Oklahoma City Fire Department truck.
The Oklahoma Car Accident happened this past Monday at around 7:45 p.m. The victims’ Buick sedan passed through the intersection of S.W. 44th Street and Independence Avenue and was struck by the fire truck. The two occupants of the vehicle were taken to a local hospital for treatment and they are expected to make full recoveries.
Investigators have not said whether the truck was responding to or returning from a call, or if the vehicle had its lights and sirens on at the time of the collision. Law requires that emergency vehicles always use both lights and sirens when responding to an emergency call. Failure to follow this safety procedure could be considered negligent and result in the driver of the emergency vehicle being found at fault for the crash.
The Oklahoma Personal Injury Lawyers with J. Colbert Injury Lawyers would like to take this opportunity to remind drivers to be on the lookout for emergency vehicles with their lights and sirens on, and to always pull over to the side of the road in order to allow them room to safely pass through traffic.