Man urges drivers to ‘move over’ after wife struck on I-24

Man urges drivers to 'move over' after wife struck on I-24 (Image 1)

A Clarksville man is urging drivers to obey the move over law after his wife was almost killed on Interstate 24.

Bo Perry feels fortunate that his wife of more than 20 years is alive.

She almost lost her life three weeks ago. Perry said he will never forget that phone call.

“Real scary. You don’t know how bad they are, or nothing until you get there. Everything runs through your head,” said Perry.

His wife and business partner were towing a car on the side of I-24 when a semi-truck hit them.

Perry’s wife is recovering and his business partner was also seriously hurt.

Her medical bills total $50,000 so far. Perry’s tow truck is out of commission and his business is down.

“Makes you wonder if you are going to be able to pay all the bills,” he said.

Perry’s family friend showed up to the scene that day.

“I told my wife when I got home that night, my son will never go back on the interstate with me again,” said Phillip Haley.

Perry urges drivers to obey the move over law this holiday weekend.

“If you see someone sitting on the side of the road, it does not matter if they are out of the car or not, move over. Use that move over law. It is there for a reason. If it was you on the interstate you would want the motorist to move over for you,” explained Perry.

Following the May 10 death of 25-year-old Metro Officer Michael Petrina, the move over campaign has gone viral.

Both citizens and police officers from around the country have shared photos of themselves holding signs that read “#moveover” across social media.

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