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Tow Truck Driver Struck - 06.16.21 (CANADA)

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Tow truck driver hospitalized after being hit by car in the northeast




CALGARY (660 NEWS) — A tow truck driver has been taken to hospital after he was hit by a vehicle in the northeast Wednesday morning.


The driver was attending to the scene of an earlier crash when he was hit.


EMS says they got the call around 5:45 a.m. for a collision in the area of 11 Street and 57 Avenue NE.

Paramedics rushed the man to hospital in serious but stable condition.


The previous crash that the tow truck driver was attending to resulted in another man being taken to hospital in stable, non-life-threatening condition.




Tow truck driver rushed to hospital after being struck by vehicle



Calgary EMS say a tow truck driver was taken to hospital early Wednesday morning after being struck by a vehicle.


Shane Paton, with Calgary EMS, said they were called to the scene at 11 Street and 57 Avenue N.E. around 5:45 a.m. for reports that a tow truck driver had been struck.


“Paramedics treated and transported an adult male to Foothills Medical Centre in serious but stable condition,” said Paton.






Calgary police were on scene Wednesday morning investigating the incident and taking measurements.




Tow truck driver seriously injured



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Impairment looked at as possible cause for collision that seriously injured tow truck driver


CALGARY -- Calgary Police Service is looking at whether impairment was the cause of a crash that sent a tow truck driver to hospital in serious condition and any witnesses are asked to come forward.


A tow truck was parked in the southbound lane of 11th Street N.E. in the Skyline East Industrial Park about 5:45 a.m. Wednesday and the driver had gotten out to recover a broken down vehicle.


A black 2017 Subaru Legacy, driven by a 28-year-old man, was headed south on 11th Street N.E., and collided with the tow truck, pinning the driver between the vehicles. 


The tow truck driver was transported to hospital in life-threatening condition and was listed in stable condition Thursday morning.


The driver of the Subaru was treated at the scene by EMS and transported to hospital for precautionary reasons.


Police are looking at driver impairment as a possible factor and anyone who was in the area at the time, or who may have seen the Subaru leading up to the collision, is asked to contact investigators at 403-266-1234.  


"Tow truck drivers and emergency workers deserve safe working conditions while they get you the help you need, when you need it. As a driver, it is your duty to ensure the safety of those around you while on the road. Slow down, move over, watch out for us and each other," said Sgt. Colin Foster of the CPS traffic section.



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