On October 8, Driscoll Transportation driver Ricky Flores was driving along Highway 39 just south of Rockland, Idaho when he lost control of his truck.
Flores don’t remember the crash or any events leading up to the crash, but somehow Flores’ truck left the road. He was able to get his truck back on the road but it rolled onto its side. Flores was thrown into the passenger seat.
“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,” Driscoll Transportation General Manager Andy Robbins told the Idaho State Journal . “It was not a high speed accident.”
The accident left Flores paralyzed. He has been transferred to a Denver hospital for spinal rehabilitation.
Flores has driven for Driscoll since 2005.
Driscoll Transportation, an Idaho carrier with 16 trucks and 13 drivers, is working to raise money to send Flores’ family to Colorado to be by his side during rehabilitation.
Fortunately, Flores’ insurance will take care of his medical expenses, but Flores will need to stay at the Denver hospital for 6 months. HIs wife and three children will be forced to rent an apartment and enroll in school for the duration of Flores’ stay at the rehab hospital.
“Driscoll takes care of all of its employees, and we want to do everything we can do to help,” Robbins said.