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Morning crash with snow plow serves as reminder to move over

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SPOKANE, Wash. -

After a driver crashed into a snow plow Monday morning in Spokane, Washington State Patrol Troopers are renewing their push to remind everyone that when you see emergency vehicles, including snow plows, you need to move over, because it's the law.

WSP Trooper Troy Corkins has been patrolling the roads for 17 years. He says he's even been in an accident: "I got rear-ended at 76 mph. I'm lucky to still be here."

Trooper Corkins says emergency workers spend all their lives on the road, which makes it extremely dangerous for them. In 2005 nearly 400 emergency workers were struck and killed. That's why WSP is trying to re-enforce the message: Move Over.

But not only is moving over the law, Trooper Corkins says, "it just makes good sense. Slow down and move over when there's people on the shoulder. It's the safest thing to do."

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