STAMFORD — The scramble began a few minute before the hearth engine pushing south on Washington Boulevard — lights flashing, sirens blaring, horn sounding — reached the intersection with Broad Road.
Motorists on Washington Boulevard saw or heard the engine coming, however the evening rush hour was on, and there was no room to make method.
Most motorists froze.
The driving force of a giant pickup truck was the first to move. He tried to clear a path by placing his driver’s-aspect wheels up on the median that divides Washington Boulevard. A small sedan took his cue and pulled alongside him, opening perhaps half a lane.
Surrounding drivers glanced of their mirrors, not sure what to do.