Thursday, November 11, 2010

TCA Names Shawn Hubbard 2010 Highway Angel for Saving Man in Burning Car

Shawn Hubbard, a professional Ruan Trans Corp driver who saved the life of a young man trapped inside a burning car, will be named 2010 Highway Angel by the Truckload Carriers Association on Dec 18th at Boise State University in Idaho.

On November 13 2009, Hubbard had just made a delivery and was heading east on Interstate 60 in California when he came across a car on fire. The car appeared to have smashed into several steel posts and had come to a stop in a ditch against a 40-foot high embankment. Two people were still inside, the driver who appeared to be dead, and a passenger who was still alive but pinned by the crushed car. Using two fire extinguishers, Hubbard slowed the flames but could not fully extinguish them. He then pulled the debris and collapsed roof off the car so the passenger could escape and pushed him up the hill to safety, seconds before the flames fully engulfed the car.

The California Highway Patrol presented him with a Certificate of Commendation for his deed, and also received an award from Los Angeles County supervisor, and a Gold “R” certificate from Ruan. The decision to name Hubbard as the 2010 Highway Angel of the year was made by the TCA Communications & Image Policy Committee, which oversees the Highway Angel program.

As the Highway Angel of the Year, Hubbard will be flown to the uDrove Humanitarian Bowl, accompanied by Ralph Arthur, president of Dedicated Contract Carriage for Ruan Transport, where he will receive a trophy in front of an audience anticipated to be 34,000 people.

A truly heroic act by an everyday driver we salute you Shawn Hubbard. An accident can happen anywhere and at any time. To make sure you are properly covered contact us at Berrier Insurance and we will review your commercial trucking insurance with you. We can offer you the best rates on commercial auto insurance and provide detailed answers to any of your questions about insurance. Highway Angels nominations are accepted year-round. To nominate a driver or read stories about previous Highway Angels visit

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