Fire dept. stresses importance of safe driving after new rig is struck

After a $750,000 fire truck was hit by a distracted driver, the St. Louis Fire Department reminded the public to keep their eyes on the road


ST. LOUIS — After a new fire truck was hit by a distracted driver, a fire department reminded the public to keep their eyes on the road.

St. Louis Today reported that a new, $750,000 St. Louis Fire Department truck was responding to an emergency on the highway when it was struck by a vehicle.

No one was injured in the crash, but the truck, which was bought after voters passed a measure to fund new fire trucks, sustained damage.

The fire department tweeted photos of the damage to the rig and reminded the public not to get distracted while driving.

"Anything that distracts you from safely operating your vehicle can wait #texting #itcanwait.”

 

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