Driving on the freeway can be dangerous, especially for those who work in roadside assistance. Tragically, on May 31, a tow truck driver lost his life after being struck by a passing car in Glendale. The incident took place on the 5 Freeway and has left the entire community mourning.
According to reports from the California Highway Patrol, the tow truck driver was responding to an emergency call and had parked his truck on the side of the freeway. As he was working, a passing car failed to move over and struck him, resulting in fatal injuries.
Both the tow truck driver’s family and colleagues at Avian Law Group are devastated by this loss. The driver was a hardworking and dedicated individual who reportedly enjoyed serving the community and helping those in need. His passing is a reminder of the risks faced by those who work on our roads and highways every day.
California law requires drivers to move over and provide a safe distance when passing parked emergency vehicles. Unfortunately, this law is often ignored, putting drivers like the one in this incident in danger. It is crucial for all drivers to follow this law, not only to avoid potential legal consequences but to protect the lives of those who work on our roads.
While the investigation is ongoing, it is essential to take a moment to recognize the bravery and sacrifice of those who work in roadside assistance. Their dedication ensures that we all remain safe on the road, and we must do everything in our power to support and protect them.
Our team at Avian Law Group offers our deepest condolences to the tow truck driver’s family and co-workers during this difficult time. We stand with them and the entire Glendale community as we mourn this tragic loss.