Another Brother Tow Truck Driver Senselessly Killed
Another brother tow truck driver senselessly killed on Highway 101 in Sausalito, CA when passing pickup truck loses control because of an excessively high rate of speed in the rain!
A tow truck driver was hooking up a Toyota Prius on the right shoulder of the highway at 2:30 pm When a gray Chevrolet Silverado traveling in the far left lane lost control of his truck due to excessive speed while heavy rains and wet roadways and the answering his cell phone! When he lost control of his pick-up truck he crossed all southbound lanes and slammed into the rear of the tow truck the force of the impact caused the tow truck to strike the tow truck driver, who was on the other side of the tow truck, mortally killing the tow truck driver. The driver died later at the scene before fire rescue could get on sight.
The tow truck driver had already transported the driver of the Prius to the safety of his truck and made the driver put her seat belt on for safety. This safety action most likely saved the life of the Prius drive!
The driver of the Silverado, whom police did not identify, stayed at the scene and cooperated with investigators. He was later transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries., said Sgt. Bryan Williams, a spokesman for the California Highway Patrol’s Main Office
The right two lanes of southbound 101 were temporarily closed Tuesday afternoon while officials and another tow truck company cleared the scene.
WHY? WHY? WHY?
Why does this have to happen?
Why don’t drivers slow down when it’s raining or foggy?
Why don’t drivers move over or if they can’t move over because of traffic slow down gently, to 45 mph yes I said gently, not slam on their brakes and cause another accident which we see all the time too, when they see flashing lights whether they are Red, Blue, or Yellow?
Why does anyone mess with there stupid Cell Phone while they are driving?!!! For God’s Sake, hard-working family men, husbands, fathers, brothers, sons are Dying out here because of texting and driving and/or distracted driver. Talking or just answering that stupid little box can and is getting people killed every single DAY! WHY?
BIGG MIKE, Tow Truck Operator (Retired)