ETNA & BANGOR – First responders are reminding people to go slow through emergency scenes after multiple close calls in Etna.
The Etna fire chief posted on the department’s Facebook page that one of their engines was rear ended at the beginning of the month.
Then Monday on the highway, a utility truck was hit. A bit later, traffic cones and flashing strobe lights that were placed at a different crash scene for traffic control were hit.
While no emergency responders were hurt, the Penobscot County Sheriff’s office has a reminder for drivers.
“If you see emergency lights, the first thought should be to slow down, and to try and get well into the oncoming lane to get by the scene safely. Obviously if there’s cars coming you want to stop, let the cars go by, then you can precede into the other lane safely,” said Staff Sgt. Sean McCue.
Officials said they see this all the time. As a reminder, you can be pulled over for not making way for emergency crews.