On Sunday, January 28, 2018, a crash shut down Interstate 76 near Belmont Avenue. This stretch of roadway is located in Lower Merion in Montgomery County.
Our thoughts are with this injured tow truck driver and we sincerely hope that they are able to recover from their injuries. A 6ABC report is a little vague as police are still investigating at the time of this article, but we do know that the driver fled the scene.
If you have any information on this hit and run driver please contact police with your information immediately. The vehicle likely has fresh front end damage.
Update 1/29/2018: News stations have now reported the the tow truck driver worked for K & S Towing & Recovery. Tragically, the man died from his injuries at a hospital. He was only 32 years old. Additionally, witnesses were able to supply police with enough information for them to track down the driver who hit the man. The driver was in a Ford F150 pickup truck and State Troopers have since arrested him.
Tow Truck Drivers are Emergency Responders too
Pennsylvania’s Steer Clear Law clearly defines tow truck drivers as “Emergency Service Responders”, just like paramedics and police officers. According to the Steer Clear Law:
When approaching or passing an emergency response area, a person, unless otherwise directed by an emergency service responder, shall:
(1) pass in a lane not adjacent to that of the emergency response area, if possible; or
(2) if passing in a nonadjacent lane is impossible, illegal or unsafe, pass the emergency response area at a careful and prudent reduced speed reasonable for safely passing the emergency response area.
Please be extra safe when passing our first responders, especially the tow truck drivers who are out there trying to clear the roads to keep YOU safe.
Contact us after a hit and run
If you or a loved one is involved in a hit and run at an intersection or by a negligent driver who fled the scene, contact us right away for a free, friendly and confidential consultation. Anyone involved in an accident who has a serious injury should speak to an experienced personal injury attorney prior to speaking with the opposing insurer for free advice.
In this particular case, hopefully the driver is caught and arrested. If the driver can be identified, injured victims can begin the injury claims process against the negligent driver.