Thursday, September 18, 2008

Canadian Tow Truck Driver Killed In Accident

Our condolences to the family and acquaintances of the as-yet unnamed tow truck driver who died in a crash Wednesday. Here's the story from
A 48-year-old Mississauga man was killed last night when his tow truck crashed into a hydro pole and then a bus shelter in Toronto.
The incident happened around 6:30 p.m. on Kingston Rd., just west of Woodbine Ave.
Police say the driver, whose name has yet to be released, may have already been dead when the crash occurred.
“Witnesses saw the driver slumped over the wheel just prior to the collision,” said Toronto police Cst. Mig Roberts. “There’s no skid marks to indicate the driver was trying to brake and there was no swerving.”
The tow truck was heading west on Kingston Rd. when it crossed into the eastbound lanes. It struck a pole and hurtled towards a bus shelter, sending people scrambling for safety.
The truck also sideswiped a mini-van in the crash, but its driver wasn't hurt, Roberts said.


Lisa said...

My name is Lisa and I am the niece of the man who died in this tragic accident. His name was Joe Cabral and he was only 48 years old. He was a wonderful, caring, very outgoing man. He loved his two children Ryan and Jessica so very much and he worked very hard to support them. He will be missed by many and loved by all.

We Love You Uncle Joe, Rest in Peace

Cyndi Kight, Associate Editor of Towing & Recovery Footnotes said...

Thanks for letting us know about your Uncle Joe, Lisa. Our thoughts are with you.