Tow Truck Driver Hit and Killed While Recovering a Disabled Vehicle
A Killeen, Texas tow truck driver was recently killed in the line of work. Be wary, not all drivers are familiar with – or follow – “move over” laws. And the St. Louis truck accident attorneys at Hoffman & Gelfman want to remind you of the dangers.
A Careless Driver
One May morning, thirty-nine-year-old Scott Bowles, a vehicle recovery specialist from Goodes Towing, was struck by a passing automobile as he attempted to recover a disabled vehicle just west of the Nola Ruth Bridge on I-14 westbound in Texas. Despite the flashing emergency lights of his tow vehicle, he was struck by a passing minivan.
An Avoidable Tragedy
The impact amputated his right leg below the knee. Transported to Seton Medical Center, he later succumbed to his injuries. Bowles leaves behind a wife and two sons, 8 and 18.
Like Missouri, Texas has a “move over” or “slow down” law requiring motorists to vacate the lane closest to emergency vehicles when driving on a road with multiple lanes moving in a single direction. If a lane isn’t available, or they prefer, they must slow down by at least 20 mph. Are you familiar with Missouri’s “move over” law?
Have you or a loved one fallen victim to a careless driver? The St. Louis truck accident attorneys at Hoffman & Gelfman are here in your time of need. Contact us today.