Rescued Motorist Says Tow Truck Driver Saved His Life

Jan 11th, 2011 | By | Category: National News

After losing control of his vehicle and becoming stranded in a snowstorm, a Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada, man says a tow truck driver saved his life. On the night of Jan. 8, Matt Reeves, 38, was traveling on Highway 1 from Calgary when his vehicle fishtailed in blizzard conditions and ended up in a snowy median, news reports said. After calling the Royal Canadian Mounted Police several times for help, he learned the road was closed and a towing ban was in effect.

Reeves phoned his mother, who also called police, pleading with them to rescue her son. She also called local towing services, the report said. Reeves and his dog remained in the vehicle for four hours until a Medicine Hat towing operator ignored the towing ban and rescued Reeves, taking him to a hospital where he was treated for exposure. Reeves is now recovering from hypothermia, reports said.