Trucker does better than expected in fundraiser benefit

| 11/22/2006

The organizers of a fundraiser in Orlando, FL, say truckers and other contributors gave more than $15,000 to help former trucker Ed Tippie and his family with medical and living expenses.

Tippie was seriously injured in 2003 when a suicidal man deliberately collided with Tippie's tractor-trailer.

Unable to work - and facing mounting medical bills - the family lost its home and had no means of transportation.

On Sunday, they were presented with a refurbished 1997 Dodge Caravan.