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Old 06-07-2007, 03:31 PM   #1
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local man searches for truck driver after moto accident

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Old 06-07-2007, 03:33 PM   #2
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Motorcyclist looks for good Samaritan trucker






June 7, 2007, 12:25AM
By KEVIN MORAN
Copyright 2007 Houston Chronicle


Jeff Blessing's guardian angel drives an 18-wheeler.

On May 25, an unidentified trucker used his rig to shield the Dickinson man from traffic after he wiped out on his motorcycle in the northbound lanes of Interstate 45 near NASA Parkway.

"I was laying in the middle of the freeway taking a nap," said Blessing, referring to the 10:20 a.m. accident in which he struck a vehicle that had slowed or swerved after being hit by a loose tire from another vehicle.

Police said the trucker saw Blessing and maneuvered to block two lanes.

"I believe the trucker did save the guy's life," said Webster police officer Mark Rawls.

But the man, Rawls said, "wasn't directly involved, and he wasn't a witness to the accident so he was able to leave. I ... wasn't able to get his name before he left."

Now Blessing, 24, wants to find the trucker "so we can tell him how grateful we are. I'm just so thankful I got to come home again and see my wife and my little boys."

Blessing was on his way to work at an insurance firm near FM 290 and Loop 610 when the wreck occurred. He remembers only that he was flown to a hospital, and his wife, Dorothy, was called to let her know he wasn't seriously hurt.

Though his motorcycle was destroyed, Blessing was wearing a helmet and leather jacket, which helped limit his injuries to a concussion, sprained shoulders and "road rash."

Rawls said he talked to the trucker briefly: "I told him he really did a good deed because we definitely would have been working a fatality accident if he hadn't done what he did."

Are you the Good Samaritan?
If so, Jeff Blessing would like to express his gratitude. Blessing has set up an e-mail address at jeffblessing@verizon.net in hopes of learning the trucker's identity.
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Old 06-07-2007, 03:33 PM   #3
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Old 06-07-2007, 03:35 PM   #4
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local man searches for truck driver after moto accident

heres his pic.. anyone know him?
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Old 06-07-2007, 03:36 PM   #5
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He'll never find the driver. Truck drivers like to do good things but also like to fade away when it is over and continue on.
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Old 06-07-2007, 03:47 PM   #6
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truck driver = pimp


and yeah, doubt he'll ever figure it out.
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Old 06-07-2007, 03:51 PM   #7
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one of my biggest concerns when riding - go down in an accident in heavy traffic and survive the initial fall only to sit up and turn around to be looking at a big SUV bumper coming at me at 70 mph!!

Kudos to the truck driver.
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one of my biggest concerns when riding - go down in an accident in heavy traffic and survive the initial fall only to sit up and turn around to be looking at a big SUV bumper coming at me at 70 mph!!

Kudos to the truck driver.

me too
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Old 06-07-2007, 04:15 PM   #9
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I had a wreck in '03 that left me dazed and laying in the intersection after a lady ran a light and caused me to tbone her. Redneck in a dually jacked his truck sideways to block the 2 lanes i was laying in. It was only a 40mph zone, but with the way people dont pay attention someone could very well have hit me. I thanked the dude, shook his hand and he went on his way.
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The driver could have been from anywhere else in the country. They run all up and down the states so there is no telling who he might have been.
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FWIW Rawls badge # 6103, he is a motorcycle cop. he parks in my parking lot and catches people who run the stop sign by my store, he also worked the accident where a 18 wheeler tire hit the side of my store and fukd off my wall. .. I have his badge # bc he is also the guy that wrote my no seatbelt ticket. :BangHead:
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FWIW Rawls badge # 6103, he is a motorcycle cop. he parks in my parking lot and catches people who run the stop sign by my store, he also worked the accident where a 18 wheeler tire hit the side of my store and fukd off my wall. .. I have his badge # bc he is also the guy that wrote my no seatbelt ticket. :BangHead:
You should have been wearing your seatbelt on your bike man! I always do! lol
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You should have been wearing your seatbelt on your bike man! I always do! lol
i knowz!

ima put one on there just so i can leave the buckle dangling and ima get a big sticker that says "LOOK NO SEATBELT!" and put it on my bike.
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HAHAHA!
pics or ban when it happens.
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i knowz!

ima put one on there just so i can leave the buckle dangling and ima get a big sticker that says "LOOK NO SEATBELT!" and put it on my bike.
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That is one of the best truck drivers ever!
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Old 06-08-2007, 12:35 AM   #19
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My dad is a truck driver, and he saved the article for me. Not only to tell me about ANOTHER accident, but to show me there are still people willing to help out another.
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good job truck driver....and with a last name like Blessing...it is a "blessing" that he wasn't killed..
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