Tow truck driver pinned under car during head-on collision in Fairview Park will lose lower leg

Tow truck driver pinned under car during head-on collision in Fairview Park will lose lower leg
Tow truck driver pinned under car during head-on collision in Fairview Park will lose leg

FAIRVIEW PARK, OH (WOIO) - The driver pinned underneath his tow truck after a car slammed into the truck head-on has to have his lower leg amputated, according to his company.

Patton’s Five Star Towing identified the driver as 53-year-old Ronald Urbanksy.

The Fairview Park Police Department said crash took place at West 204th Street and Lorain Avenue on about 4 a.m. on Monday.

Police cruiser dashcam video showed a car driving in the opposite direction slam into the tow truck while Urbanksy was loading a car onto it.

The impact pushed the truck back onto Urbanksy’s leg.

Fairview Park Police said there are no charges at this time.

Patton’s Five Star Towing is collecting donations for Urbanksy and his family.

The donations can be made out to Ronald Urbansky and mailed directly to:

Patton’s Five Star Towing

29700 Lorain Rd

North Olmsted, OH 44070

Patton’s Five Star Towing released this statement regarding Urbanksy, who has worked for the company for one year now:

"We are all very optimistic about his recovery. In his first two days at the hospital he already has the mindset of coming back to work, which is outstanding giving the seriousness of his injury.

Ron kept our midnight shift in order running calls, keeping our trucks clean, and our shop spotless. He takes so much pride in his work, his truck, and this company. He's one of our key players here and one of our hardest workers.

No news was good news on the midnight shift because he handled most everything that came his way. Always by his side was his coworker Joe Tomasic, who says Ron is like family to him. That statement is true for all of us here."

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