FD3 vehicle backs into car

An Island County Fire District 3 vehicle caused damage to a small sports car behind it when the driver backed up without seeing it, officials said.

The mishap occurred about 4 p.m. Friday, March 4 at the intersection of Myrtle Avenue and Main Street in Freeland, Fire Chief Rusty Palmer said.

The fire department’s SUV, a medical emergency response vehicle, was not damaged, and no injuries were reported, Palmer said.

“He was a little too far out in the intersection, and was backing up and didn’t see the little car in his rearview mirror,” Palmer said of the MERV driver. “Lesson learned: When it comes to cars that are smaller than a MERV, be vigilant. Our insurance is taking care of it.”

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