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Accident: 146914.015 - Tow Truck Driver Is Struck And Killed By Automobile

Accident: 146914.015 -- Report ID: 0524500 -- Event Date: 03/05/2022
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1601616.01506/13/2022Hamptow Inc.

Just after 9:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 5, 2022, an employee was working as a dr iver for a motor vehicle towing firm. He was one of two tow truck drivers who ha d been dispatched to a traffic crash that had occurred at an intersection. There were two police car at the scene, with all emergency lights activated. After th e two tow truck drivers had loaded the vehicles involved onto their trucks, they moved the two trucks onto the right northbound shoulder of a street, also with all their emergency lights activated. The police car that was in position change d its position after the two tow truck drivers had moved to the shoulder. The po lice car moved in front of the trucks. Once the employee had moved his truck, he grabbed his broom and bucket and went back to the intersection to clean up debr is from the crash. He was wearing an orange uniform, with reflectors on the shir t. At approximately 9:06 p.m., as the employee was cleaning up debris from the i ntersection, he was struck by a Chevrolet traveling in the right southbound lane of one of the streets. He suffered blunt force trauma to his head. The employee was transported to a hospital by ambulance, where he died of his injuries.

Keywords: automobile, blunt force, blunt force trauma, cleaning, emergency response, head, highway, motor vehicle, police, struck by, tow truck, traffic accident, traffic control, truck driver

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature
1 1601616.015 20 M Fatality

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