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Police: Tow truck driver hospitalized after being hit by car while working in West Price Hill

 

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CINCINNATI — A tow truck driver was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries Monday after being hit by a car while working in the roadway in West Price Hill.

 

It happened around 11:49 p.m. when the Cincinnati Police Department’s Traffic Unit responded to the 4000 block of Rapid Run Pike to investigate a serious injury traffic crash.

 

Police said a tow truck driver was working in the roadway, putting a disabled car on the back of his tow truck, when he was hit by a car.

 

The car also hit the tow truck and 2001 Mercedes-Benz which was being loaded onto the back of the tow truck.

 

The tow truck driver suffered life-threatening injuries and was taken to the University of Cincinnati Hospital Medical Center where he is being treated and listed in critical condition.

 

Police said the driver, a 20-year-old man was sustained minor injuries as a result of the crash and was treated at the scene by the Cincinnati Fire Department.

 

The driver was wearing his seatbelt at the time of this crash.

 

Excessive speed has yet to be determined to be a factor in the crash.

 

Impairment does not appear to be a factor in the crash.

 

Any witnesses to this crash are asked to contact the Cincinnati Police Department’s Traffic Unit at 513-352-2514.

 

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Tow truck drivers put on show of solidarity for driver hit by car while working in West Price Hill

 

CINCINNATI — There was a heartwarming show of support Monday for a tow truck driver hit and injured on the job.

 

https://www.fox19.com/2021/07/05/tow-truck-driver-critically-injured-west-price-hill-crash/

 

 

It was just reported that Glenn Ewing the Tow Truck Operator who was struck has died from his injuries.

 

AAA Cincinnati Notification Post:

We are deeply saddened by the death of one of our drivers. 32-year old Glenn Ewing was placing a AAA member’s vehicle on the back of a tow truck on Sunday night when he was hit by a motorist’s vehicle. He died last night at The University of Cincinnati Medical Center.

 

“Our hearts go out to Glenn’s loved ones and AAA colleagues during this very difficult time. We will be forever grateful to Glenn and all first responders who have given their lives while helping others,” said John Poholsky, Vice-President, Fleet Operations, AAA Club Alliance.

 

Ewing joined the AAA Club Alliance Cincinnati Fleet in 2019 and was quickly known as a hero. In July of last year, he witnessed a shooting while assisting a AAA member and quickly rendered first aid to the victim by applying his belt as a tourniquet until medical personnel arrived.

 

Ewing’s death illustrates why Slow Down, Move Over laws are critical to safety. The best thing drivers can do to keep someone on the side of the road safe is slow down, and move over into the next lane if you can do so safely.

 

“Whether someone is fixing a tire or working on a tow, move away and change lanes to create safe space around them. Their lives are on your shoulders,” Poholsky added.

 

The Cincinnati Police is continuing the investigation into this incident. Anyone with information on this case is asked to contact the Cincinnati Police Traffic Unit at (513) 352-2514.

 

 

Family mourns AAA tow truck driver killed while on the job

 

CINCINNATI (WKRC) - A father, a friend and a proud AAA tow truck driver -- that's how many will remember 32-year-old Glenn Ewing, including his little brother.

 

"That's because he has a heart of gold. He would help anybody at any time. He was a hell of a good brother, hell of a good son and a hell of a good father to his girls," said his younger brother, Doug Mccauley.

 

Ewing leaves behind his siblings, fiancée and two daughters, who are just 2 and 5 years old.

 

"Pay very close attention, because those drivers have someone to go home to that they love," said Mccauley.

 

RESOURCE LINK with video

 

 

UPDATED 07.10.21

 

 

Driver arrested for allegedly hitting, killing tow truck driver

 

CINCINNATI (WKRC) - A driver has been charged with hitting and killing a tow truck driver who was on the job in West Price Hill. Mahamadou Maiga faces vehicular homicide and vehicular manslaughter charges for the July 4 accident.

 

Glenn Ewing, 32, was struck by a Dodge Challenger as he put a disabled vehicle onto his tow truck on Rapid Run Road shortly before midnight. Ewing was rushed to the hospital but he died the next day.

Maiga suffered minor injuries.

 

Maiga is accused of failing to maintain reasonable control. Police note that Ewing had two cones placed behind the disabled vehicle and his tow truck and had his emergency yellow tow lights activated.

 

Dozens of tow truck drivers held a vigil the night he died and attended his funeral.

 

Maiga was arrested Monday. A judge ordered him held on $30,000 bond on Tuesday.

 

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/crime/driver-arrested-for-allegedly-hitting-killing-tow-truck-driver/ar-AAObFmM

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Several Notifications went out over night, that 32-year old Glenn Ewing died last night at The University of Cincinnati Medical Center.

 

Our Industry mourns another tragic loss of life due to the carelessness of one of the many that do not give us room to work.

 

Gods Speed Tow Operator Gone To Soon!

 

Lest we forget them on the long road home

 

The tow operator stood and faced his Maker, which must always come to air.
He hoped his chains were left behind and he hadn't brought them on to bare.
"Step forward now, wrecker driver how shall I deal with you?"
Have you always rendered aid? To your Maker, have you been true?
The tower, with dirt on his hands, said "No sir, I guess I ain't.
Because those of us who drive wreckers can't always be a saint.
I've had to work most Sundays and at times my talk was rough,
and sometimes I've taken people cars, because life is just that tough.
But I never took a penny, that wasn't mine to keep.
Though I logged a lot of hours when the bills just got too deep.
And I never passed by a cry for help though at times I had little to gain,
and sometimes, please forgive me, I could do little more than feel their pain.
I know I don't deserve a place among the people here.
They only wanted me around in their worst of moments there.
But if you have a place for me here, well...it need not be too grand.
I never expected or had too much so if you don't...I'll understand."
There was silence all around the room where the saints respectfully stood.
As the tow operator waited quietly, for the judgment...bad or good.
"Step forward now, wrecker driver, you've borne your burdens well.
Come tow on heaven streets, You've done your time in hell."

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*** All Tow Operators***

Sunday 7-11-2021, Towers will be meeting at 800 West 5th St., Cincinnati, Ohio at 11am for the final ride procession for Glen Ewing. It’s the gravel lot where we were for the light up. We will leave at 12:50 and head into Ludlow Kentucky to pass by the funeral home where the family will be. The only bridge we will go under has a 13’9" clearance that shouldn’t be a problem for anyone.

 

 

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Nick Massa - Fleet Supervisor AAA added:

 

There has been some changes. Glenn will now be apart of the Procession. His casket will be on back of a flatbed and we will join the Procession with him as the convoy enters ludlow. We will break off at the end of ludlow with the casket and all Procession trucks can continue onto sleepy hollow to get back to the interstate. Need to depart the staging area at 1250 to head to ludlow.

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    CINCINNATI (WKRC) - A driver has been charged with hitting and killing a tow truck driver who was on the job in West Price Hill. Mahamadou Maiga faces vehicular homicide and vehicular manslaughter charges for the July 4 accident.

     

    Glenn Ewing, 32, was struck by a Dodge Challenger as he put a disabled vehicle onto his tow truck on Rapid Run Road shortly before midnight. Ewing was rushed to the hospital but he died the next day.

    Maiga suffered minor injuries.

     

    Maiga is accused of failing to maintain reasonable control. Police note that Ewing had two cones placed behind the disabled vehicle and his tow truck and had his emergency yellow tow lights activated.

     

    Dozens of tow truck drivers held a vigil the night he died and attended his funeral.

     

    Maiga was arrested Monday. A judge ordered him held on $30,000 bond on Tuesday.

     

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/crime/driver-arrested-for-allegedly-hitting-killing-tow-truck-driver/ar-AAObFmM

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