Official seeks to reduce crashes after tow truck driver, police officer hit by car

<p>A Greenburgh town official says he is working on a plan to reduce serious crashes after a tow truck driver and a Greenburgh police officer were hit by an oncoming car early Saturday.</p>

News 12 Staff

Dec 10, 2018, 2:18 AM

Updated 2,043 days ago

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A Greenburgh town official says he is working on a plan to reduce serious crashes after a tow truck driver and a Greenburgh police officer were hit by an oncoming car early Saturday.
The two were hit while they were pulled over to help clean up an accident.
Peter Tommarello, of Alex & Son Towing, says he wasn't supposed to be working on Saturday, but saw cars on the side of the road and pulled over with his tow truck to to help.
"I stopped to make sure everything was OK and I called Greenburgh police," he says.
Tommarello waited for officers to arrive on scene, with his truck lights on to keep everyone safe.
"As I was sitting in my truck waiting, I preceded to get out of the tow truck when a car side swiped the car and hit me," he says.
Police say 26-year-old Mayra Zamano was driving drunk when she hit Tommarello and a Greenburgh police officer. Tommarello broke his leg.
"We need a little better coverage for not only myself, but all the other towing operators," says Tommarello.
Town of Greenburgh Supervisor Paul Feiner says he is going to reach out to lawmakers in Albany.
"We will come up with a plan of action to reduce the potential of serious accidents serious injuries and fatalities," he says.
Zamano has been charged with DWI and failing to yield to an emergency vehicle.
The Move Over Law, passed in New York in 2012, says drivers have to slow down and switch lanes whenever they see hazard vehicles on the side of the road.


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