UPDATE: Tow truck driver undergoes surgery after Saturday crash that also injured state trooper, four others in Christiansburg

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UPDATE 4:15 p.m.: A Christiansburg towing company took to Facebook on Sunday afternoon with more information on Saturday morning’s crash and a request to pray for the injured tow truck driver.

S&A Towing and Recovering says that one of its drivers was working a wreck on I-81 around 8 a.m. on Saturday when an SUV came across three lanes, struck the Virginia State Police vehicle, and pushed the vehicle into the tow truck driver.

According to the towing company, the driver has already undergone one surgery and sustained a broken neck and numerous cuts and bruises. The driver will have a long recovery ahead of him, which is why S&A Towing and Recovery asks motorists to slow down and be cautious anytime there are flashing lights on the side of the road because “at the end of the day we all want to go home to our family.”

S&A Towing and Recovery says there is a GoFundMe page set up on behalf of the tow truck driver and his family.

CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. (WFXR) — A state trooper and a tow truck driver were hospitalized on Saturday morning after being struck by an SUV while working an earlier crash in Christiansburg.

According to Virginia State Police, on Saturday, Feb. 29, a tow truck driver was loading a vehicle at the scene of a previous crash when a passing SUV struck both the tow truck driver and the state trooper. The trooper was treated for his injuries and released, but authorities say the tow truck driver sustained more serious injuries.

Police say the woman and three children inside the SUV also sustained injuries. However, their condition is unknown at this time.

An official from Virginia State Police says the crash may have resulted from road conditions caused by Saturday’s weather, but the incident is still under investigation.

In light of Saturday’s crash, Virginia State Police asks the public to remember the “Move Over Law,” which requires drivers to move over — or at least slow down if moving over is not an option — when they see the flashing red, blue, or amber lights of emergency vehicles.


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