What unusual sights may indicate a possible emergency?

Unusual sights include:
  • A stopped vehicle on the roadside or a car that has run off of the road 
  • Downed electrical wires 
  • A person lying motionless 
  • Spilled medication or an empty container 
  • An overturned pot in the kitchen 
  • Sparks, smoke or fire

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