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Near-Miss Accident Highlights Road Safety With Emergency Vehicles

ROGERS, Ark. -- A driver in Arkansas is wiping their brow after a close call with a fire truck. The near accident was captured on a camera attached to the fire truck.
ROGERS, Ark. -- A driver in Arkansas is wiping their brow after a close call with a fire truck. The near accident was captured on a camera attached to the fire truck.

Rogers Arkansas Fire Chief Tom Jenkins says their fire truck was headed to the scene of a car accident.

Jenkins says the truck was travelling about 20 miles under the speed limit, though the camera makes it looks like they're going quickly. Multiple cars failed to yield to the truck, but one really makes matters worse.

The chief says the first lesson is yield to emergency vehicles.

"It appears the SUV that crosses the path doesn't do that or when they do try to apply their brakes a little too late they lose control and, of course, that's just a lucky group,” says Jenkins. “That's about a 30-ton fire truck, so there's very little doubt who would have won the battle and we're glad every body walked away safe. Of course, the lesson here is that, number one, people, including us, have to always be alert and situationally aware of what's going on. And, most importantly, people need to yield to emergency vehicles."

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