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Driscoll Supports Family of Injured Driver

December 11, 2013

An Idaho trucking company is raising funds for the family of a seriously injured trucker. Driscoll Transportation driver Ricky Flores was left paralyzed after an apparent single-vehicle accident in October.
Driscoll general manager Andy Robbins reports that the tractor-trailer Flores was driving went off the road for unknown reasons. Flores maneuvered the truck back onto the road but the big rig rolled onto its side. During the crash Flores fell from the driver’s seat to the passenger side of the cab.
Robins says, “He hit his head on a broken mirror and fractured his skull and somehow, his chin was pushed to his chest and it broke his neck. It was not a high speed accident.” Due to his injuries Flores does not remember details of the accident.
Flores has been hospitalized since the accident, first in Idaho and then in early December was transferred to Craig Hospital in Denver, considered one of the best spinal rehabilitation facilities in the country. Although Flores has insurance for his medical care, Driscoll is trying to raise funds so his family can be there for Flores during his treatment, which is expected to take four to six months. Robbins says, “Driscoll takes care of all of its employees, and we want to do everything we can do to help.”
Robbins also reports that Flores is keeping a positive attitude. “They are a very religious family and they remain positive that Ricky will make great strides in his recovery.”
Donations can be made to the Ricky Flores Family Fund at any Wells Fargo branch, Napa Auto Parts, or by calling Robbins at 208-317-1642.
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