Tow truck driver struck by oncoming vehicle in Abbotsford
Highway 1 reopens after incident shuts down westbound lanes, while company pleads for road safety
RCMP say a tow truck driver was struck by an oncoming vehicle on Highway 1 in Abbotsford, B.C. while loading his truck late Saturday morning.
<a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Abbypd?src=hash">#Abbypd</a> investigating serious vehicle collision w/b lanes HWY 1 between Whatcom & Sumas. All w/b traffic being diverted at Whatcom...—@AbbyPoliceDept
RCMP couldn't confirm the extent of the driver's injuries but said they had called for an air ambulance.
Meanwhile the driver's company, Aggressive Auto Towing says in a Facebook post that their employee is in hospital and will have surgery.
The crash is being considered a workplace incident, RCMP said, and WorkSafeBC confirmed it has sent investigators to the scene.
The westbound lanes of Highway 1 reopened shortly before 2 p.m. PT after they were closed between Whatcom Road and Sumas Highway.