TCA SALUTES HIGHWAY ANGEL SCOTT PARRY FOR HELPING NUMEROUS OCCUPANTS AFTER ROLLOVER ACCIDENT
The Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) is pleased to name professional truck driver Scott Parry of Marion, North Carolina, as a Highway Angel.
On the afternoon of January 8, 2014, Parry was driving along I-540 near Rudy, Arkansas, when he came to the top of a hill. Looking down in front of him, he saw several vehicles sliding on the icy road surface. When an SUV rolled over, he stopped and went to help the occupants.
Inside he found a woman, her brother, and her father, who suffered from heart problems. Acting swiftly, Parry helped the occupants out of their vehicle, and then took them to his truck since it was extremely cold outside. The father was having chest pains, so Parry made sure he used his nebulizer, took his pills, to help reinstate his breathing.
In addition, Parry treated the brother’s cut with antibiotic ointment and a band-aid and took in another woman whose car had slid into the median. Parry waited with all of them for over two hours until an ambulance arrived. The woman later wrote about Parry’s kindness, saying, “There are not many drivers out there who would sit that long and wait with folks. I would like to thank [you] for [your] caring and compassion and patience. [You] are a very good person.”
Parry received a Highway Angel lapel pin, certificate, and patch for his efforts.
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.