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Tower Struck & Injured 12.10.19 (MA)


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Tow truck driver struck by car in Hanson


The tow truck driver told police he stopped on the side of the road because of a potential issue with one of the vehicles he was towing.


HANSON — A tow truck driver was injured Tuesday afternoon when another driver struck him after he pulled over to check on the vehicles he was towing, police said.


Police from Hanson and Halifax responded to a report of a crash involving a pedestrian on Monponsett Street (Route 58) about 12:45 p.m.


Officers learned the victim was a 37-year-old Kingston man who is a driver for Bridgewater-based Chuckran Auto Parts.


Police say the man pulled the tow truck to the side of the road to check on the vehicles he was towing.


“While getting equipment out of a compartment on the side of the truck, a vehicle heading south clipped the driver,” said Hanson Police Chief Michael Miksch.


The tow truck, which had one vehicle on its flatbed and was towing another behind it, was “positioned partially in the breakdown lane/roadway,” according to a crash report written by Officer Billy Frazier.


No dome emergency/yellow lights were activated on the tow truck other than two red lights on the rear roof of the truck’s cab,” Frazier wrote. “No signs or traffic cones were positioned in the area.”


The tow truck driver told police he pulled to the side of the road due to a potential issue with one of the vehicles being towed.


The victim was taken by a Halifax Fire Department ambulance to Signature Healthcare Brockton Hospital with “what appeared to be minor injuries,” Miksch said. He was released later on Tuesday.


The driver of the car that struck him, a 59-year-old Halifax man, has not been cited or charged in connection with the crash.


The incident remains under investigation by Frazier.



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Got To Take Precautions, sounds like another Tow Truck Driver that needed more training. Specifically Safety Training.


Hope he makes a full recovery!

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While I commend his efforts to ensure his load was secured, You MUST take the appropriate measures to ensure your safety. could it have been possible to travel down the road just a bit further and pull off to check your rigging? As a business owner I would prefer to have damages to pay for than have to attend one of my operators funerals. Get your lights on, reflective wear and work off the curb side to stay alive. There are too many people out there who just dont care or pay attention to anything happening around them. You must watch your own back because no one else will. 

Edited by GRUMPS The Towman


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