Fire officials consider changes after crashes into their trucks

in Orlando News & Events


ORLANDO – Following a crash on I-4 when a speeding car ran into a parked firetruck, Orlando fire officials are considering closing freeways more often for their safety, while at the same time reminding people about the “move over” law.

“The health and safety of our firefighters is paramount,” said Hezedean Smith, assistant chief of the Orlando Fire Department. “This cannot continue. We have to do something about it.”

The crash occurred near Orange Blossom Trail when authorities said a car was speeding and ran right into a parked firetruck that was tending to a stalled vehicle.

The car was mangled after the crash.