Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Deputy cruiser struck while working I-44 crash scene in Greene County


GREENE COUNTY, Mo. — Late Monday evening a tractor trailer rollover crash slowed traffic along I-44. As the crash scene was being cleared by Schrader’s Wrecker a Greene County Deputy cruiser was struck by a passing vehicle. 

The driver in the initial single vehicle crash suffered minor injuries. It was a UPS tractor trailer that had struck a bridge. 

The Deputy cruiser was was assisting Missouri State Highway Patrol with traffic control at the scene. He was not injured. The cruiser a total loss. 

The Greene County Sheriff’s office remind that the Move Over Law is active for all sorts of vehicles with emergency lights when you come upon them on the highway. 

Since 2012 Missouri has required drivers to move to the side away from emergency lights. And in recent years it has become national law. 

National Highway Transportation and Safety Administration launched a campaign after the federal law was passed. 

A reminder to move over for Tow Trucks, Ambulance, Police, Fire, MoDOT vehicles etc.

If you see an emergency vehicle stopped along the roadway with flashing lights: 
  1. Immediately slow down
  2. Move over if you can safely do so
  3. Switch to a lane that’s not immediately next to the emergency vehicle, if possible. 
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