rreschran Posted July 15, 2020 Share Posted July 15, 2020 Another tower down scenario is just a few days and is reported with very little details. A tow operator in South Carolina was killed this afternoon when he drifted from highway lanes into a parked Dodge vehicle on the shoulder of SC I-26 eastbound. The tow truck then went into the tree-line, struck a tree and the tow operator was ejected as he was not wearing a seatbelt. This is another (possibly) preventable scenario if the tower was wearing a seatbelt and wasn’t somehow distracted? The news narrative doesn’t mention whether or not a cellphone was an associated factor to the crash, but a newish Peterbilt typically won’t steer its way off the highway into a parked car. Yes, I do have a bad attitude towards these kinds of repeated fatalities. Christine and I certainly send prayers to the tower’s family, but I believe these are the kinds of fatalities that are in the hands of the individual tow operator. I'm sure that some followup report will identify the operator and a potential reason for the crash. R. https://www.wltx.com/article/news/local/tow-truck-driver-killed-after-striking-parked-car-on-i26/101-5e84b750-291b-4584-8386-2d4d7ad9bc39 Quote Randall C. Resch Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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