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Monday, March 16, 2009

Kudos To This TX Tower

Seems like B&W Wrecker and this (once again) unnamed tow truck driver went above and beyond to help.
Here's the story from the Corsicana Daily Sun:
By Bob Belcher
An elderly Navarro County man remained hospitalized Thursday after being found about two miles from his stranded pickup truck early Thursday morning.

Walter Early Johnson Jr., 78, had set out on foot to get help after his truck became stuck in mud on NWCR 2060 Wednesday morning. Johnson’s wife, Doris, 75, remained in the truck while her husband went for help. The pair had been in the truck for several hours before Johnson went to seek assistance, said Navarro County Sheriff Les Cotten.

After trying for several hours, Doris Johnson was finally able to reach an OnStar operator by cell phone at about 2 a.m. Thursday, and sheriff’s deputies were dispatched in an effort to find the truck and Johnson. Deputies found the truck and the woman about 4 a.m. Thursday, Cotten said, and called a tow truck to get the pickup truck.

“B&W Wrecker then started driving around in their 4-wheel drive truck, trying to locate Mr. Johnson,” Cotten said. Johnson suffers from health problems, and has both a tracheotomy tube and a feeding tube, Cotten added.

Shortly after 5 a.m. Thursday, Johnson was found by the wrecker driver, lying in a ditch about two miles from where his truck became stuck. An ambulance was called to transport Johnson to Navarro Regional Hospital, where he remained in the hospital’s intensive care unit Thursday night.

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