Firefighters have 'close call' on I-5 after driver doesn't move over

Fire District 5 said that the driver ran over a fire hose, but narrowly missed the crews working on a car fire.

Posted: Sep 18, 2019 11:10 AM

PHOENIX, Ore. — Firefighters from Jackson County Fire District 5 (FD5) experienced a near-miss last night while responding to a pickup truck on fire along I-5, the agency said in a Facebook post.

Firefighters were extinguishing the truck and aiding in recovery when a driver came by in the same lane — coming "extremely close" to hitting the fire crews, while running over a fire hose.

"Working along roadways is probably the most dangerous thing we do," FD5 said. "If you see emergency vehicles or any vehicle stopped along the road, please move over or slow down so we can all go home."

Oregon has a "Move Over" law that requires drivers to slow down or move to the far lane if law enforcement, emergency crews, tow trucks, or disabled vehicles are in the shoulder.

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