When you drive past minor accidents, often you’ll see a fire truck at the scene. So why do these rigs respond when there are no signs of fire or severe injury?
Fire trucks respond to traffic accidents for a couple of reasons. They serve as a barrier between the accident and the passing traffic, providing a safe zone for the driver(s) and first responders involved to deal with the situation. Second, they provide some privacy for the victims of the accident.
So next time you approach an accident and see a fire truck alongside, use caution and monitor your speed when passing.