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VIDEO: Semi-truck rear-ends car, prompts reminder to drivers

Posted at 2:25 PM, Apr 28, 2023
and last updated 2023-05-01 09:14:41-04

FOND DU LAC COUNTY (NBC 26) — Dash camera video of a semi-truck rear-ending a vehicle on US Highway 151 prompted the Fond du Lac County Sheriff's Office to remind motorists to move over and slow down.

According to the Fond du Lac County Sheriff's Office, deputies on April 12, were investigating the scene of a two-vehicle crash on US Highway 151 south of County Highway AS.

Squad cars with lights on were parked on the shoulder behind the scene, warning motorists there was an emergency scene ahead.

A semi-truck can be seen in the dash cam video traveling in the left lane at what authorities say was a higher rate of speed than the other traffic, which caused the semi to rear-end a car.

USH 151 semi-truck crash

The Fond du Lac County Sheriff's Office reports the people inside the car were injured and transported to the hospital. The deputies and other people involved in the initial crash investigation were not impacted by the secondary semi-truck crash.

The following statement was posted on the department's Facebook Page following the crash.

When you approach an emergency vehicle, move over if you can. If you cannot, please slow down until you safely pass the scene. End all distractions like phone calls or adjusting the radio. Pay close attention to traffic and the roadway in front of you, as there may be debris, crashed vehicles, or emergency workers on the roadway, and traffic ahead may be slowing or maneuvering around obstacles. It is a natural reaction to want to look at the emergency scene, but taking your eyes off the road in front of you can result in a crash like this. The driver of the semi was appropriately cited for causing this crash. Deputies and emergency crews work to clear scenes like this as quickly as possible, but please pay extra close attention when traveling through a scene to keep everyone safe.