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Tow operator injured in Highway 417 hit and run

Tow operator injured in Highway 417 hit and run

Ottawa, Ontario — October 5, 2015 – Ottawa police are on the lookout for a suspect vehicle after a tow truck driver was struck on Highway 417 late last week. The Ottawa Citizen reports a tow operator was working roadside on the Queensway near Parkdale Avenue at about 8 p.m. on October 1 when he […]

Fundraiser launched for injured tow operator

Fundraiser launched for injured tow operator

Ottawa, Ontario — September 28, 2015 – The friends and family of a critically injured Ottawa tow truck driver have organized an online fundraising initiative to help support his recovery. Ottawa Community News reports the GoFundMe campaign launched on August 30 with a goal of $5,000. To date, $1,760 has been raised to help cover […]

Ottawa tow truck drivers hold rally for injured operator

Ottawa tow truck drivers hold rally for injured operator

Ottawa, Ontario — August 31, 2015 – Over 50 tow truck drivers gathered this weekend to rally in support of an operator who was recently struck on Ottawa’s Highway 417. Travelling from across the city and surrounding area, the group of drivers came together on August 30 in a Canadian Tire Centre parking lot—just a […]

Ontario tow truck drivers welcome new road rules

Ontario tow truck drivers welcome new road rules

Thunder Bay, Ontario — August 27, 2015 – In less than a week, Ontario motorists will be required by law to give tow operators room to work on the province’s roadways. Effective September 1, tow trucks will join the list of vehicles, such as police cruisers and ambulances, already protected under Ontario’s Move Over law. […]

Ottawa tow operator struck on Highway 417, in critical condition

Ottawa tow operator struck on Highway 417, in critical condition

Ottawa, Ontario — August 27, 2015 – An Ottawa-based tow truck driver suffered life-threatening injuries after he was struck by a vehicle on Highway 417 Wednesday afternoon. The Ottawa Citizen reports the 45-year-old operator with Johnny’s Towing was responding to a two-vehicle crash on the highway’s eastbound lanes near Palladium Drive when he was hit […]