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Tow truck driver hit in Lynchburg by passing car (VA)


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Company urges drivers to move over after incident

LYNCHBURG, Va. - A tow truck company is reminding drivers to move over after one of their drivers was hit by a car Wednesday. 

 

Bee Line Transport Inc. says that one of their drivers was hit today in Lynchburg while preparing to tow a bus. He was wearing a yellow reflective vest during the day and he was working next to two cars with flashing lights. 

 

The driver did not suffer any major injuries, but the company is urging drivers to move over for tow trucks and first responders. 

 

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Lynchburg tow truck driver struck by passing car

 

LYNCHBURG, Va. (WDBJ7) -- A driver with Bee Line Transport in Lynchburg was injured Wednesday when he was hit by a passing car while preparing to tow another vehicle.

 

"One of our drivers was struck by a vehicle today while preparing to tow a large bus with our rotator," the company stated on Facebook. "Not only was he wearing all reflective yellow gear, but it was in broad daylight alongside those two large vehicles with flashing lights.

 

"STAY ALERT while operating a motor vehicle on the roadway. We are thankful he does not have any life threatening injuries and can go home to his family tonight," the statement read.

 

Unfortunately, this is not a first for Bee Line. On Dec. 17, 2016, Bee Line driver Jeremy Okes was injured while preparing to tow a car when his truck was hit by another vehicle.

 

A driver glided over a patch of ice while trying to move over and hit his truck. The impact threw Okes over the guardrail, ripped his shoe off and left him with torn muscles in his chest and legs.

 

Okes, too, escaped without serious injury.

 

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