Tow Truck Driver Hit by Big Rig
In the early morning hours on 5/12/18, Crestline resident, Sean Walton, a 27 year old father of two, was struck by a big rig in a hit and run incident. Sean was assisting a paralyzed, stranded motorist who had broken down on the 10 freeway in Southern California. He has serious injuries and is scheduled to go into surgery today. "The big rig didn't even stop", Andi, Sean's wife stated. "He flew into the middle of the freeway and had to crawl back to the shoulder. The person he was towing was paralyzed and could only help by calling 911." Sean works long hours as a tow truck driver to take care of his young family. Driving from Crestline everyday in the sun, rain and snow, he works the freeways in the Inland Empire responding to AAA and CHP calls for stranded and crashed motorists. Andi, 26, said his children Shane (6 years old) and Jayden (4 years old) know their Daddy got hurt but not that he was hit by a big rig. "My 6 year old was a mess, but only because I was. So I calmed them down and talked to them." Sean's full time job is the income for the family. With a 20 year towing career under my belt, I can assure everybody that tow truck drivers are not very well paid and have a higher mortality rate than most professions. I'm asking the public to help this young family who was victimized by a careless hit and run driver. Andi will be in the hospital by Sean's side during the recovery and and bills will still need to be paid. Please support this family in any way you can. From all of us in the towing industry, and Sean's family, we thank you in advance for any donations you can contribute.
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