Wabigoon firefighters are on alert. They were directing traffic around a collision yesterday, when three vehicles drove through their stop sign.
"If you approach any emergency on any highway slow down immediately and pay attention to those directing or controlling traffic," said spokesman Richard Wetelainen. "It's the law! It's common sense, and it can save lives and prevent further disaster."
The department got the call at approximately 11 a.m. Sunday. Wabigoon firefighters responded to the single-vehicle motor-vehicle-collision just east of Bear Paw Road on Hwy. 17, the Trans-Canada.
On arrival, firefighters reported no serious injuries to the occupant and driver. Both were out of the vehicle on arrival.
The vehicle involved ended up in the eastbound ditch and sustained serious damage, as well as the tow trailer and its vehicle. The fire department was assisted by the OPP with traffic control, until tow trucks could clear the scene.
While controlling traffic two separate transports and a small half ton truck approached the traffic controller with such speed as to cause them to be unable to stop at the sign.
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