A woman from Bay Roberts was charged near the scene of an accident after she reportedly passed an emergency vehicle that already had its lights and siren activated.
According to Holyrood RCMP, emergency responders were attending to a single-vehicle rollover near the Foxtrap weight scales on the Trans-Canada Highway Monday, April 15. As a fire truck was traveling with its lights and siren activated, a vehicle pulled out and passed it.
Traffic on the highway was backed up at the accident scene. Once the fire truck arrived, one of the firefighters was able to identify the vehicle to police. According to the release, the 33-year-old driver did not deny the allegation and was charged under the Highway Traffic Act for failing to yield the right-of-way to an emergency vehicle.
RCMP NL reminds the motoring public of the requirement to yield the right of way to all emergency vehicles when lights and sirens are activated by pulling over to the right shoulder of the roadway and stopping until the vehicle has passed. Drivers are not permitted to pass emergency vehicles that are driving with lights and sirens activated.