There was a tragic accident that occurred in Jacksonville recently which shows how important the “Move Over law” is. Two people standing outside their cars on the Monument Road exit ramp from Interstate 295 waiting on a tow truck overnight were struck and killed by a Dodge Neon, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. Three others injured in the 2:30 a.m. crash were hospitalized at UF Health Jacksonville — the Neon driver with critical injuries and two other victims with serious injuries. Troopers said a Mazda 3 and Toyota Camry were pulled off to the side of the exit ramp with a tow truck that had its lights on and when the driver of the Neon lost control and struck at least one of the cars and people who were standing outside their vehicles.
FHP says the tow truck driver was not hit and witnessed the crash.
We all need to remember that anytime you have medical personnel, police officers and tow truck drivers and road rangers tending to a disabled vehicle, the move over law applies. The law which is still relatively new states the following: