Virginia Tow Truck Driver Killed In On-The-Job Accident
March 1, 2012
A Madison Heights, Virginia, tow truck driver died earlier this week as a result of an on-the-job accident caused by another driver’s negligence. According to reports from WDBJ 7 News, the incident took place Monday morning along Route 130 in Amherst County.
Reports from the Amherst County sheriff’s deputies say that the tow truck driver was working to load a crashed vehicle onto his wrecker. The tow truck driver was known for always being safety cautious and had followed every safety procedure while working at the accident scene, but another driver’s mistake cost him his life.
As he stepped to the side of his truck near the highway, another vehicle on the road struck and pinned him between the vehicle and his own truck. The man died at the scene.
While the driver responsible for causing the accident has not yet been charged, Amherst County investigators are looking into whether charges should be filed.
The Virginia Wrongful Death Attorneys with the Skolrood Law Firm would like to send their thoughts and condolences to the family of the man who tragically lost his life in this terrible accident. The firm would also like to take this opportunity to remind drivers to slow down, and if at all possible, move to the left lane if you see emergency crews working on the highway when you are driving. Taking these simple steps could save someone’s life.