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Accident: 170743124 - Tow Truck Driver Killed When Struck By Vehicle

Accident: 170743124 -- Report ID: 1054118 -- Event Date: 05/01/1995
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12375136405/17/19955531Speeds Automotive Inc

At approximately 1:30 p.m. on May 1, 1995, Employee #1, a tow truck driver for Speed's Towing, Inc., Portland, OR, was assisting a disabled motorist alongside the southbound lane of Interstate 5. It was a rainy day with intermittent heavy downpours. Employee #1 was placing reflectors along the roadway when a small car traveling on I-5 near the area suddenly slowed. A truck with two trailers attempted to stop as well, and lost control of his rig. During the ensuing pileup, Employee #1 was struck by one of the vehicles that was out of control and died at the scene.

Keywords: highway, traffic accident, vehicle, traffic control, collision, automobile, struck by, tow truck, tractor trailer, lost control

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 123751364 Fatality Other Truck drivers, light

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