Arizona RV dealer employee honored as local hero

Tim AllgoodMESA, Ariz. — On Aug. 6, a bicycle rider was struck by a pickup truck as the truck was pulling out of Robert Crist and Company at the intersection of Gilbert Road and Main Street in Mesa, Ariz. 

After being struck, the victim was trapped and sandwiched between the asphalt and the truck with the bike wedged between his body and the truck bottom. 

Timothy Allgood, an employee for Robert Crist and Company, who was driving a forklift happened to witness the accident.  He drove the forklift to the scene and lifted the pickup off of the victim prior to the fire department’s arrival, possibly saving his life, Mesa Fire Chief Harry Beck noted in presenting a commendation to Allgood.

SOURCE: Robert Crist and Company press release

Greg Gerber

Greg Gerber

A journalist who has covered the recreation vehicle industry since January 2000, Greg Gerber founded RV Daily Report on April Fool's Day in 2009. He also serves as the editor of the publication and website. As an Eagle Scout, he has enjoyed camping for decades and has visited every state except Hawaii. A DODO -- Dad of Daughters Only -- to three young women, he has two grandchildren as well. He currently splits his time between Wisconsin, Texas and Arizona. Greg can be reached at

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  • Mary Claire Campos says:

    awesome! Fast thinking and compassion helped save this bicycle rider. Kudos to Timothy Allgood.

  • Drew says:


    Thank you for being such a great samaritan. The world is a much better place with you in it. God bless you.


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