NATG presents funds to ‘Good Samaritan’ attack victim
November 21, 2011
LUMBY, B.C. -- Alex Fraser, the 'Good Samaritan' truck driver who was beaten during a seemingly random attack last September, has been presented with an award fund that was collected in hopes of finding the attackers.
Alex Fraser (left), receives a cheque from NATG founder Larry Hall.
LUMBY, B.C. — Alex Fraser, the ‘Good Samaritan’ truck driver who was beaten during a seemingly random attack last September, has been presented with an award fund that was collected in hopes of finding the attackers.
The North American Truckers Guild collected $10,144.59 in hopes it would result in information leading to an arrest in the Sept. 21, 2010 attack. Since a year has elapsed with no arrests, the NATG has presented the funds to Fraser to help offset his expenses. Fraser remains unable to work since he was brutally beaten, after stopping his truck to help out some stranded motorists.
The RCMP has not made any arrests in the case, although they have said they believe they know who’s to blame, but lack the evidence to press charges.
On Nov. 12, NATG head Larry Hall presented Fraser with the cheque. Fraser said the funds will go towards paying off some residual debt and reducing his monthly obligations, as he is unable to resume driving.
“The NATG would like to remind all travellers that the culprits who committed this act are still on the loose and that you should exercise caution especially when alone in remote areas,” the organization said in a statement. “We would also like thank the many corporate and private contributors which made this fund possible, we could not have done this without their amazing support and we are sincerely grateful to them.”
Fraser gave a rare interview to Truck News in recent weeks, as the one-year anniversary of the attack came and went. You can find it in the December issues of Truck News and Truck West. You can find the digital edition at Trucknews.com. The case remains open, and anyone with information about the attacks should contact Crimestoppers or the RCMP.
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