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.
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 mississauga.com:
Posted by Cyndi Kight, Associate Editor of Towing & Recovery Footnotes at 1:16 PM