Balt. Co. worker honored for preventing crash on I-695
TOWSON, Md. (WBFF) - Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz honored a Baltimore County worker with a Hero Pin.
Bureau of Utilities Masonry Mechanic Lassell "Tony" Burger helped maneuvered his work truck into position to help prevent a potentially fatal multi-car accident on the Beltway.
In July, an elderly driver in medical distress was not fully in control of his vehicle, and was travelling at highway speeds on the left shoulder of the inner loop of the Baltimore Beltway.
Tony Burger was leaving a job site when he spotted the trouble.
He positioned his county truck, a four-door water services truck, in front of the car and prepared to collide with the car in order to slow it down and bring it to a safe stop on the shoulder of the highway.