It is the law in Wisconsin for motorists to yield to emergency vehicles. When motorists hear the sound of a siren or see flashing lights of an emergency vehicle approaching, they are required to pull over to the right and stop. In instances where there is no room to stop, motorists should slow down as much as possible. In turn, emergency vehicle drivers should keep an eye out for motorists and operate their vehicle in as safe a manner as possible to avoid causing an accident.
A fatal car accident that involved a squad car in West Allis, Wisconsin on March 26 is still being investigated. Although the details of the collision are not yet clear, a man who lived in a house nearby the scene of the accident said he did not hear any sirens prior to the big bang when the crash happened.