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Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Bison Driver, Ajay Toor, named Highway Angel

 

Ajay Toor, of Surrey, British Columbia, a professional truck driver for Bison Transport of Winnipeg, Manitoba, has been named a Highway Angel by the Truckload Carriers Association. He is being recognized for assisting a fellow truck driver who was hit by a passing vehicle.

On September 5, 2016, Ajay was on his way to Langley when he noticed a car stopped with its flashers on. As he approached, he then saw an injured Pemberton Transport driver lying on the road with a flashlight in his hand. Also at the scene was a young couple.

The Pemberton Transport driver had been crossing the road when he was hit by a passing truck. Ajay brought the injured driver a blanket and a first aid kit. The young couple had already called the police. The victim told Ajay that he was still unable to bear the cold, and he had a warmer blanket in his own truck, however, they couldn’t find his keys.

Acting swiftly, Ajay broke the drivers’ truck window, with his permission, and retrieved the man’s medication as well as another blanket. Ajay then waited with the driver until police and EMS arrived on the scene. Ajay not only stayed with him, but also assisted the man onto the stretcher.

For his willingness to assist his fellow driver, TCA has presented Ajay with a certificate, patch, lapel pin, and truck decals. Bison Transport also received a certificate acknowledging Ajay Toor as a Highway Angel.

EpicVue sponsors TCA’s Highway Angel program. Since the program’s inception in August 1997, hundreds of drivers have been recognized as Highway Angels for the exemplary kindness, courtesy, and courage they have displayed while on the job.