Northbound Interstate 71 near Fields Ertel Road was closed for more than an hour Monday, after a crash sent two people to an area hospital.
Details are far and few between, but we have learned the crash involved three cars and occurred around shortly before 6 p.m. The accident brought traffic to a standstill in parts of the Tri-State.
Officials reopened the interstate after emergency crews were able to clear the remnants of the crash.
According to Loveland police dispatchers, the incident remains under investigation. There is no update on the cause of the crash, or the conditions of the drivers involved.
Driving Safely Around Emergency Vehicles
Remember, emergency vehicles have the right of way. Here are some tips about proper protocol when driving around emergency vehicles:
- If you hear a siren approaching from behind, slow down and check on traffic around you. Once you make your way over to the right. Wait to make sure the coast is clear before you pull back into traffic.
- If you hear a siren approaching, pull to the side of the road, flip on your caution lights.
- Some situations are trickier than others. If you are in the left lane and there is a lot of traffic, you may not be able to pull over. In cases like this, simply slow down your vehicle and use common sense.
As a general rule of thumb, stay about 300500 feet behind any emergency vehicle with flashing lights.
Free Legal Advice
If you or someone you love has been injured in an automotive accident caused by a careless driver, the victim may be entitled to compensation for damages you suffered. The personal injury lawyers at O’Connor, Acciani & Levy offer free claim reviews and can help you determine your legal options.