TCA names Arizona driver Highway Angel for aiding seizure victim

Andre Reynolds

An Arizona trucker was recently reognized for his actions at the scene of a recent accident. 

The Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) has named truck driver Andre Reynolds from Phoenixa TCA Highway Angel for stopping to help a man who crashed his car after experiencing a seizure and driving erratically.  Three and a half-year trucker Reynolds works for Hogan Transports, Inc out of Maryland Heights, Missouri.

TCA explains:

Andre ReynoldsAndre ReynoldsOn April 15 at 1 p.m. in Utica, Mississippi, Reynolds was traveling on MS27 when he noticed a Ford Mustang slowly turn into his lane on the two-lane (one lane each way) highway. The vehicle almost came to a stop, nearly causing a collision, then suddenly veered off the road headfirst  into a ditch.

“I was so close to hitting this dude,” Reynolds said. “I wasn’t expecting that at all.”

Reynolds pulled over to check on the driver and discovered that he was having a seizure behind the wheel.

“He was pretty much incoherent,” Reynolds said.

Another driver stopped to help, so Reynolds asked him to call 9-1-1 and they waited with the driver until the seizure stopped. The man was disoriented, but tried to make a phone call to his father. Reynolds took charge and explained to the man’s father what had happened.

“Slowly but surely, he started to come back,” Reynolds said.

Once the accident victim was alert and walking on his own, Reynolds left him and continued on his way.

“I wouldn’t leave somebody in a bad spot,” he said. “It doesn’t hurt to help somebody.”

Since the TCA Highway Angel program’s inception in August 1997, nearly 1,400 professional truck drivers have been recognized as TCA Highway Angels for exemplary kindness, courtesy, and courage displayed while on the job. Thanks to the program’s presenting sponsor, EpicVue, and supporting sponsors, DriverFacts and Northland Insurance, TCA is able to showcase outstanding drivers like Reynolds.