rreschran Posted February 11, 2018 Share Posted February 11, 2018 The following news narrative high-lights the dangers of stopping and blocking stalled vehicles on the highway. Early reports of this crash don’t do justice to the tow operator’s intent to block the police vehicle and other vehicles stopped in traffic lanes. I send my prayers to the tow operator and his wife who were injured. Also note; the police officer was not hurt. Perhaps the tow truck blocking for the stopped police (in TIM manner) vehicle saved his life and others, especially if there wasn’t time to set flares and cones? Stop and block is something we towers have been doing for years. News Report “One person is dead and two others in the hospital after a driver on U.S. 59 slammed into a tow truck in Humble. Officers responding to an earlier freeway wreck around 3:45 a.m. blocked off the far right lane of the road, according to Humble police. A tow truck driver arriving at the scene pulled up behind the patrol car and parked in the lane to help give police extra cover, according to Humble investigator Dustin Thompson. A white Nissan failed to change lanes in time to go around the wreckage, and instead slammed into the tow truck. The Nissan driver died, and the driver and passenger in the tow truck were taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The officer was not hurt.” Question: I fully support the tow operator’s actions and ask ... would you have stopped and blocked in the same manner? Perhaps this scenario is the perfect example where the Texas Towing Association should lobby hard for red and blue emergency lighting on tow trucks … not that it would have totally helped in this crash. R. Source: https://www.mysanantonio.com/news/houston-texas/article/1-dead-after-car-slams-into-tow-truck-in-Humble-12605314.php Quote Randall C. Resch Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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