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Truck driver shields man in wheelchair inside Boston tunnel

March 27, 2019

BOSTON (AP) — Police commended a tow truck driver for shielding a man in a wheelchair who ended up inside Boston’s Prudential Tunnel during rush hour.

Massachusetts State Police say they received multiple calls about a man in a wheelchair in the tunnel Tuesday morning. The event was recorded on surveillance video, showing the man along the right tunnel wall as traffic zoomed by him.

A tow truck driver traveling in the same direction as the unidentified man reacted quickly to the situation by slowing his vehicle down and then putting on hazard lights. Police say the driver used the vehicle to shield the person in the wheelchair from oncoming traffic.

Police say the man was taken to an area hospital for evaluation and did not have any visible injuries.

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