Leduc, Alberta – On Feb. 12 at approximately 9:00 am members of Leduc RCMP Integrated Traffic Unit were on scene of a single vehicle collision on Hwy 2 north at the 50 Avenue exit, when an Alberta Sheriff Highway Patrol vehicle with activated emergency lights was struck by a passing vehicle.
Nobody was injured as a result of this collisions.
Poor road conditions were likely a factor.
Motorists in the adjacent lane are reminded they must slow down to 60 kilometres per hour, or less if the posted speed limit is lower, when passing emergency vehicles or tow trucks stopped with their lights flashing.
Anyone who fails to slow down for emergency vehicle or tow trucks parked road side with emergency lights flashing fines for speeding are doubled. If you fail to yield to emergency vehicles with emergency lights and sirens engaged, you could receive a fine and demerits.
“First responders are in a high risk situation when they’re parked roadside, particularly when road and traffic conditions are treacherous” says Cst. Cheri-Lee Smith. “Please give us room to work safely, so that we can continue to respond to future incidents requiring assistance.”
If you observed drivers who are putting emergency responders at risk, please contact Leduc RCMP at 780-980-7267 or nearest police department. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at www.P3Tips.com or by using the “P3 Tips” app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.
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