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tow truck driver was run over 09.10.19 (NJ)

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A report of a tow truck driver who was run over by a vehicle he was attempting to load on Tuesday morning 09.10.19.

 

The news report stated police found him with tire marks across his stomach. Police went on to say the driver was in the process of hooking up the parked vehicle when it began to roll. “He tried to stop it and the left rear tire rolled over his abdomen,” The driver was taken to Hackensack University Medical Center with injuries that weren’t considered life-threatening.

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If there are tire marks across tower's abdomen, the tower was pretty far under the rolling vehicle. In that last, "OH SHIT", moment to stop the roll-away, this is a consistent factor in many tow operator fatalities in the past. Like the recent video of the carrier operator who lost the Suburban-looking SUV from his carrier, he too chased down his roll-away carrier when it started to roll in the opposite direction. Admittedly, I too once chased down a roll-away vehicle and was able to stop it. Sometimes the immediate thought of damaging someone else's property comes to mind, or, the thought of getting fired is a quick thought, or worst yet, someone else could be injured or killed by the roll-away ... I know what it's like to be caught-up in that, "OH SHIT", moment.      R


Randall C. Resch

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