At least one tow truck driver is killed every week by drivers not moving over and slowing down. To raise awareness of the issues, a new Move Over Slow Down Public Service Announcement (PSA) video has been released as part of the Provider Safety Advocacy campaign from Allstate Roadside Services and the International Towing and Recovery Hall of Fame Museum. You can watch the new PSA here.
On October 20, Nate Walsh, Operations Manager for Jerry’s Towing in Roberts and former owner of Loft Towing in Osseo was tragically killed while assisting a motorist along I-94 near Osseo. His loss to his family, his profession and the WI Towing Association is difficult to accept or understand.
A family friend says a fund for the family has been set up. Donations can be dropped off at any United Bank location, or mailed to P.O. Box 10, Osseo, 54758. Online donations are being accepted through PayPal. The account is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nate was very involved in the Northwest Region TIME Program and attended the last meeting just two weeks before his untimely death. He was wearing reflective gear and near a tow truck with flashing emergency lights when he was struck.