Humboldt County, California – The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office has confirmed that no injuries were sustained after a tractor-trailer collided with one of their vehicles on Friday. According to the Sheriff’s Office, the driver of the tractor-trailer failed to reduce speed or move over, resulting in the crash.
Thankfully, the involved Sheriff’s Office member was outside the vehicle during the accident, as they were assisting in another crash at the time. The Sheriff’s Office expressed gratitude that there were no injuries but noted that the outcome could have been much worse.
The Sheriff’s Office urges drivers to remain vigilant on the roads and give emergency vehicles plenty of space. Drivers are advised to reduce speed and move over, particularly when passing emergency vehicles that are stopped on the side of the road.
As the new law AB 2285, also known as the “Move Over, Slow Down” law, went into effect on January 1, 2020, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) began educating drivers about the importance of safely moving over for emergency vehicles. The law requires motorists to slow down and move over to the next lane if there is an emergency vehicle, tow truck, or Caltrans vehicle with flashing lights on the side of the road.
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