Authorities are reminding motorists to slow down and move over after a fire engine blocking the scene of a crash was struck by a vehicle on Route 41 in Lake Forest.
The Lake Forest Fire Department and Lake Forest Police Department responded around 8:40 a.m. Sunday to the area of Route 41 and Gage Lane for a vehicle crash with possible injuries.
Fire crews were standing by at the scene and Engine 421 was blocking the scene, according to fire officials.
The engine was positioned to act as a protective barricade for the parties involved in the crash and the first responders.
While stationary in the northbound lanes with its emergency lights activated, the engine was struck by a Ford Mustang.
The Ford had been passing at an unsafe speed, fire officials said. No one was injured.
The fire department said motorists are reminded to “move over and slow down” when approaching any stopped vehicle, which is known as “Scott’s Law” in Illinois.
Drivers are recommended to change lanes if possible, always reduce speed and proceed with caution.
Motorists should also be increasingly cautious in regard to weather conditions as winter has arrived, the fire department said.
Earlier last week, one person was injured after a driver crashed into an Illinois State Police squad car that was on the scene of a vehicle crash on Interstate 94 in Lake County.
The incident happened southbound Interstate 94 near Deerfield Road near Deerfield.
The trooper had their vehicle’s emergency lights activated at the scene of a traffic crash when a 2014 Toyota Corolla failed to move over.
The Toyota struck the left concrete median wall before striking the left side of the squad car, state police said.
The trooper was out of the squad car at the time of the crash and was uninjured.
The passenger of the Toyota was transported to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.