Tow Truck Driver Injured in Pedestrian Crash while Helping Motorist on Interstate 15
VICTORVILLE, CA (December 27, 2019) – A tow truck driver suffered injuries in a pedestrian accident on 15 Freeway, early Friday morning.
According to the California Highway Patrol, the incident happened at about 4:48 AM. Due to unknown circumstances, a vehicle struck black ice on Interstate 15. Caltrans responded to assist the motorist and to cinder the iced roadway.
An Air Expressway tow truck arrived at the scene. As the driver prepared to move the vehicle, a second vehicle lost control and struck the tow truck driver.
Emergency responders rushed the tow truck driver to an out of area trauma center. The identity of the driver and the extent of his injuries remain undisclosed. Meanwhile, a second ambulance transported another victim to a hospital with minor injuries.
CHP officers continue to investigate the cause of the incident. Authorities will release additional information once it becomes available.
When behind the wheel, it is important to always be aware of your surroundings. Keep an eye out for pedestrians, cyclists, or any other vehicles on the road. In addition, always keep an eye out for possible road hazards and stay on guard.
If you or a loved one has suffered injuries in a pedestrian crash, be sure to reach out to the pedestrian accident attorneys at Sweet James. As a result, our team is experienced in handling pedestrian accident claims, helping victims seek the compensation they deserve. Call us today at (800) 975-3435 for a free and confidential case evaluation. If you are a family member of any of the victims involved in this accident, we may be able to help you obtain the police report. Click here to request a police report.
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