Co-workers raise money for truck driver injured in North Shuswap accident

A GoFundMe page benefiting Rodney Dekker and his family is live

Co-workers of a man who was badly injured in a septic truck rollover are raising fund to assist him and his family as he recovers.

Rodney Dekker, an employee of Reliable Septic Services, was involved in an accident behind the wheel of a septic truck on Oct. 10. According to a GoFundMe page set up by Dekker’s co-workers, the large truck rolled twice before ejecting him through the windshield.

“While he was seriously injured, we expect with time, rehabilitation and love, he should make a mostly full recovery,” the page reads.

Read More: Salmon Arm man injured in septic truck rollover in Anglemont

Read More: Update: Man dies following RCMP taser incident in Okanagan-Shuswap

Asha Owens, one of Dekker’s co-workers, said he suffered broken ribs, a dislocated shoulder and a ruptured spleen in the accident which could have led to far more serious injuries. Owens said Dekker was hospitalized for about a week following the accident, but is now recovering at home.

According to a police report, the septic truck rolled down an embankment after failing to negotiate a corner in the Anglemont area. Dekker had to be airlifted from the scene to hospital.

Dekker has worked for Reliable for two years and according to the GoFundMe page he is a favourite among their customers.

Read More: Shuswap’s Rust Valley Restorers team revved for second season

Read More: Residents share popular trick-or-treat spots in Salmon Arm

The majority of Dekker’s recovery costs and lost wages are expected to be covered by WorkSafe BC and ICBC; however, the aim of the GoFundMe page is to raise an additional $5,000 to offset financial hardship caused by the accident.

The GoFundMe page can be found at: https://www.gofundme.com/f/rodney-dekker.


@SalmonArm
jim.elliot@saobserver.net

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Spectators asked to be on best behaviour at Shuswap school sporting events

Policy asks that spectators make positive comments remain silent

Rezoning to accommodate Ashley Furniture store highlights traffic concerns

Developer would like covenant requiring traffic study to exclude furniture store site

Knights of Columbus step up for Shuswap community groups

Organizations from Shuswap, Thompson regions receive $15,000

Silverbacks forward receives BCHL Community Hero Award

Award presentation for Coalson Wolford to take place Sunday, Feb. 23

Deaths on popular Shuswap trail ruled accidental

Trail to remain closed until recommended works completed

VIDEO: B.C. senior recalls ‘crazy’ wartime decision to grab bear cub from den

Henry Martens – now 96 – says he was lucky to be alive after youthful decision to enter a bear’s den

Eyes on police after Trudeau orders blockades torn down, injunctions enforced

The RCMP in B.C. have sent a letter to the traditional leaders of the Wet’suwet’en Nation

B.C. massage therapist suspended following allegations of sexual misconduct

While suspended, Leonard Krekic is not entitled to practice as an RMT in B.C.

Gas drops below a dollar per litre in Penticton

Two stores in Penticton have gas below a dollar.

Pawsative Pups: You have a new puppy, now what?

Lisa Davies is a new columnist for Black Press who writes about dog training

Loans or gifts? Judge rules woman must pay B.C. man back $7K

B.C. judge rules that woman must pay back more than $7,000 in advanced funds to man

VIDEO: Outpouring of worldwide support for bullied Australian boy

Australian actor Hugh Jackman said ‘you are stronger than you know, mate’

Sewer service planned for South Okanagan community of Kaleden

Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen plans to extend Okanagan Falls system into Kaleden

‘A horror show:’ Ex-employee shares experience at problematic Chilliwack seniors’ home

Workers are paid below industry standard at all Retirement Concepts facilities

Most Read