Blanchard Tow Truck Driver Struck In Hit And Run

Thursday, October 21st 2021, 5:25 pm


A Blanchard tow truck company is pleading for motorists to slow down and move over when emergency vehicles are working.

The plea comes after their driver was hit while working Wednesday night. 

An R&R Recovery driver was struck while loading up a vehicle on to his wrecker on South Sunnylane Road near Southeast 59th Street. 

The employee’s manager, Tasha Henderson, said he spent the night in the ICU and had surgery Thursday morning. 

“They swerved around the bed of the truck and that’s when my driver was struck,” Henderson said. “He was flung in the air, and suffered with multiple bones, injuries.” 

The driver was left in the road after he was injured. At this time, it’s unknown who hit him. 

R&R Recovery said the driver’s flashers were working at the time of the accident.

Oklahoma has a law on the books called the “Move Over” law.

The law requires all drivers to slow down and go around vehicles with flashing emergency lights. 

Now, the tow company wants the community to be more vigilant on the roadways as their driver recovers.

Henderson said close calls happen often.

The driver is expected to recover but is in a lot of pain.