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Local Tow Truck Driver Gets on Board to Spread Road Safety

June 13, 2018 09:17 PM

(ABC 6 News)-- Governor Dayton declared Wednesday as "Slow down, Move over" day to highlight to raise awareness for drivers to move onto another lane when law enforcement, emergency vehicles, and tow trucks are pulled to the side.

On Wednesday, Albert Lea was the first stop in the Spirit Ride journey to raise awareness to the "Move Over" law.

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Due to a tow truck driver Joe Buck's accident, he decided to partner up with Spirit Ride.

"Annually, there are more tow truck drivers killed on American roadways than there are fire, police, EMT or any other personnel on the roadways," said Buck.

In 1995, Buck was struck by a car and injured him enough to keep him out of work for a year and a half.

"Currently I've had to have seven knee surgeries. Three knee replacements. I'm 66 percent disabled with my legs because of it. I'm one of the lucky ones. Cause I get to walk away. But I know so many that haven't," said Buck.

Spirit Ride has traveled all across Minnesota since June 2017.

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Talia Milavetz

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