A Spring Brook (NY) firefighter is recovering in the hospital after being struck by a car while directing traffic at a vehicle collision. The incident happened in Elma, New York. The Ambrose-Searles Move Over Law just began on January 1st.
The 21-year-old male driver of the car is facing several charges, including failing to move over. That charge is new as of January 1st because of the Ambrose-Searles Move Over Law. It requires drivers to move over and slow down while approaching an accident scene. You can learn more about the new law here.
“Even if you can’t move over, you’re supposed to slow down to a reasonable speed. This is what happens when you don’t,” said Chief Dzubella.
Stevenson is currently at ECMC with hip, leg and possible internal injuries. He is expected to make a full recovery, but firefighters say he is very lucky. The name of the driver has not been released.