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Critically Injured Georgia Fire Fighters Implore Motorists to Obey Georgia's 'Move Over' Law

June 25, 2021

OCONEE COUNTY, FLORIDA - According to, an Oconee County volunteer firefighter was nearly killed and he had his nose almost torn off his face when he was hit by an allegedly drunk driver.*

The fire fighter was clearing fallen tree away from the roadway. The volunteer firefighter is urging drivers to obey the Georgia's "Move Over" law.

According to the Oconee County firefighter, when drivers see emergency vehicles along the side of the road, the emergency personnel are fathers, mothers, and grandparents who are trying to help people are injured or rendering help to another.  

The Oconee County volunteer firefighter was helping to clear roadways of fallen trees following the storm that occurred on June 6, 2021. As he was helping to clear the raod, an allegedly intoxicated motorist hit him and seriously injured the firefighter.

The pedestrian accident left the firef fighter with substancial facial injuries. His nose was nearly torn from his face, sustained a broken pelvis, and he will reportedly require knee and back surgery.

Under Georgia law, drivers are required, by law, to move their motor vehicle to the next lane or slow down and be ready to stop when an emergency vehicle has its siren and emergency lights on. The law carries a fine of up to $500. 

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