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Rollover In The Median...


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Got a call for a crash yesterday on the interstate. We didn't know what size truck it was so we kind of responded with everything we could need...Found out it was just a 1 ton box truck on it's side...

 

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I think he dozed off...went behind the guard rail and up the bank. Then he dug in and it flipped on it's right side on top of the median hill....

 

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An easy roll, then we winched it to the top where it was level for the officer to go through it...

 

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Had more iron then we needed but better to be safe then sorry...

 

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It was a tough situation...I got a funny feeling as soon as I looked in the truck. It had that "Living quarters" look about it. I called our guy at Uhaul and asked him to run the truck number for me. Comes back it's over due since the 2nd, local "in town" rental from up State NY... So I said...well it's certainly not local, and the guy told me he was coming back from South Carolina! The guy was homeless, trying to get enrolled in a local truck driving academy to get a CDL and crashed on the way to his appointment. Everything he owns is in the truck and Uhaul isn't giving him another unit. He needed to get 35 miles away to a Salvation army rehab center where he could sleep for the night...I ended up taking him there because he didn't have much money and I didn't want him sleeping in the yard. Guy was a veteran in the early 90's and it appears he can't get his life together. I don't know what's going to happen with his stuff? Usually they have me discard the contents when the customer doesn't come back. I guess we will see how it turns out...

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Get paid from Uhaul, but kudo's to you for helping a vet. At lest you made the effort to make sure he had a place to lay his head. It means more than a simple thank you for your service,  to take time out of your day to help a vet.  Thank you

 

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On 2/6/2024 at 4:51 PM, EdsTowing said:

It was a tough situation...I got a funny feeling as soon as I looked in the truck. It had that "Living quarters" look about it. I called our guy at Uhaul and asked him to run the truck number for me. Comes back it's over due since the 2nd, local "in town" rental from up State NY... So I said...well it's certainly not local, and the guy told me he was coming back from South Carolina! The guy was homeless, trying to get enrolled in a local truck driving academy to get a CDL and crashed on the way to his appointment. Everything he owns is in the truck and Uhaul isn't giving him another unit. He needed to get 35 miles away to a Salvation army rehab center where he could sleep for the night...I ended up taking him there because he didn't have much money and I didn't want him sleeping in the yard. Guy was a veteran in the early 90's and it appears he can't get his life together. I don't know what's going to happen with his stuff? Usually they have me discard the contents when the customer doesn't come back. I guess we will see how it turns out...

Good on you! That’s taking care of your customers! 

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