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Rockville State Troopers Protect First Responders On The Scene

By Alpert Schreyer on October 6, 2016

PoliceNoah’s Law, a drunk driving law that went into effect this past weekend, brought attention to a growing problem with police officers and first-responders being injured or even killed while on the scene of a traffic stop or accident investigation.  The law was named after Noah Leotta, who was struck and killed by a drunk driver while conducting a traffic stop in December 2015.

Since the beginning of this year, 12 state troopers have been struck on the Capital Beltway in the Washington, DC area, mostly due to failure to move over or slow down, according to State Police Captain Daniel Pickett.  The Maryland State Troopers from the Rockville barracks have a solution they have put into action.  Since accidents involving Montgomery County first-responders and state troopers have been on the rise, the troopers are positioning their fire trucks to block traffic when they respond to crashes or other emergency situations.

According to Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Capt. Richard Triplett, drivers approaching these scenes often are confused and they don’t know which way to go, which has led to triple the number of fire engines being hit in 2016 compared to 2015.  There were 4 such crashes in 2015, but this year has seen 12 in the first three quarters of the year.  That’s in addition to the 12 injured state troopers mentioned above.

Montgomery County firefighters are using their trucks to block traffic at car and truck crash scenes to protect and keep first-responders safe, effectively using their firetrucks as a barrier to avoid further injuries.

Accidents can cause injuries and sometimes death.  An injury in an accident can cause personal pain, loss of work hours and even the loss of a job.  Don’t let a personal injury cause loss of hope, as well.  Get your free case evaluation today by calling or contacting the knowledgeable and experienced personal injury attorneys at Alpert Schreyer.  Tell us the facts in your case and we will fight to get you the rightful compensation you deserve.

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