TCA HIGHWAY ANGEL RESCUES MOTORIST MOMENTS BEFORE PICK-UP TRUCK EXPLODES
Adrian Parada, of El Paso, Texas, a professional truck driver for Stagecoach Cartage & Distribution LLC also of El Paso, has been named a Highway Angel by the Truckload Carriers Association (TCA). He is being recognized for pulling a driver away from his burning pick-up truck just before it exploded.
On October 25, 2016, Adrian was fueling at Love’s Truck Stop in Fort Stockton, Texas when he observed a pick-up truck on fire. He quickly told a fellow Stagecoach driver to call 911 as he went to see if the driver needed assistance. When Adrian approached the vehicle, he saw the driver frantically attempting to exit the truck. The driver then fell to the pavement and Adrian pulled him away from the burning vehicle. As they retreated, there were two explosions. The motorist experienced burns to his knees, feet, and arms.
Thanks to Adrian’s selfless actions, the man was able to make it far enough away from the vehicle to avoid more serious injuries.
For his willingness to assist his fellow driver, TCA has presented Adrian with a certificate, patch, lapel pin, and truck decals. Stagecoach Cartage & Distribution LLC also received a certificate acknowledging Adrian Parada as a Highway Angel.