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Ambulance hit during accident response

Lincoln Fire Department urges motorists to heed emergency vehicles
By: Staff report,
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Emergency workers responding to the scene of an accident Thursday, on Highway 65, were involved in an accident of their own.

According to the Lincoln Fire Department, an American Medical Response ambulance arriving at the scene was rear-ended at high speed while pulling off onto the median. Additional firefighters and ambulances were requested because of multiple patients.

The second accident did not result in any severe injuries, according to the Lincoln Fire Department.

Traffic accidents on high-speed roadways is one of the most hazardous areas for emergency workers and the reason why fire engines and other equipment is often used as a barricade to block traffic from accident scenes, according to the Lincoln Fire Department.

The Lincoln Fire Department received assistance from Cal Fire, the Rocklin Fire Department and local law enforcement.