Disabled New York Tow Truck Driver Receives Support, Fundraiser

Mar 24th, 2011 | By | Category: National News

The Canandaigua, N.Y. community is coming together this April to show their support for a tow truck operator and his family whose story has drawn attention to the dangers of the towing industry.

Driver Ken Moore, 27, who worked for Dobbs Family Auto, was on a routine call Jan. 21 to pull a car from a ditch when an oncoming vehicle struck him. Moore was pinned underneath the vehicle on the bed of his tow truck, severing both his feet. He was flown to the hospital where he underwent two surgeries in three days, report state.

Last month Moore moved to a community hospital where he has been undergoing rehabilitation to relearn day-to-day skills. The Canadaigua resident and father of a 1-year-old continues to work toward prosthetics, according to a report.

Many in the community who have heard of his story and perseverance are determined to help in any way they can. In addition to well-wishes, blessings, prayers and donations, the community is coming together for Moore in a fundraiser set for April 16 at Palmyra Moose Lodge No. 1420 in Palmyra, N.Y.