August 30, 2014
BALTIMORE (AP) - Baltimore police say a tow-truck operator was thrown over a wall and fell about 25 feet into a river after an SUV struck a disabled vehicle he was attending on an elevated expressway.
Detective Jeremy Silbert says officers rushed to the water and pulled the man onto a grassy marsh area in the middle of the river before he was rescued by police and firefighters.
Silbert says a police officer also was hurt when the collision pushed one of the vehicles into him, hurting his leg. Both the officer and tow truck operator were taken to a hospital. Their injuries were not considered life threatening.
A similar incident happened near the same spot in 2011, when an officer was hit and thrown over a wall.
Copyright 2014 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or email@example.com.