This afternoon at around 3 p.m. a convoy of dozens of big rigs rolled passed Health Sciences North in a trucker tribute to the efforts of health-care workers on the front line of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Organized by Sudbury transport driver Jason Death, the convoy rolled from the parking lot on York Street, across from Bell Park, along Paris Street and around Health Sciences North.
Death said he was inspired to salute health-care workers by members of his own family who work in the field, all of whom are putting their health and the health of their families on the line to provide care during the pandemic.
He told Sudbury.com that his wife and sister work in the intensive care unit at HSN, while his mother works at Mattawa Hospital in Mattawa.
The truckers who took part in the event didn't socialize, Death said. They stayed in their vehicles to preserve physical distancing.
Thank you to Incapture for providing the drone footage of the convoy.