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  1. Photo Credit: FAIR LAWN HEAVY RESCUE A tow truck ended up atop a jersey barrier, throwing debris into the road and spilling fuel Thursday morning. FAIR LAWN, NJ — A flatbed tow truck sustained heavy damage in an accident that injured two people in Fair Lawn Thursday morning, police said. Police responded to Broadway near Tunbridge Road at 10:15 a.m. on reports of a vehicle mounted on a jersey barrier in the area. Officers discovered the flatbed tow truck — property of City-Wide Towing of Hawthorne — mounted on the barrier, with "
  2. JOHOR BARU: Tow truck operators are among those who have been hard hit by Covid-19, with the pandemic transforming their once hectic lives into more sedate ones. Many have now turned to odd jobs to make ends meet. Tow trucker S. Kanason, 52, said he used to tow at least two cars a day, travelling as far as Kuala Lumpur to bring vehicles back to Johor. “However, I hardly get to tow one car a week now. At most, I can tow three cars in one week if I am lucky. “Apart from fewer cars on the road, it has also been difficult for me to cross districts an
  3. CHICAGO (CBS) — A baby was found safe Thursday inside a locked car that was towed to the impound lot after police said a father parked it illegally downtown. As CBS 2 Political Investigator Dana Kozlov reported exclusively, Chicago Police said the father left the car parked in a tow zone in front of a fire hydrant on Michigan Avenue and Randolph Street, when a city tow truck hooked it up and hauled it away. The baby’s dad now faces misdemeanor charges. “He’s hysterical – parked at the cab zone, ran in the store for a few minutes. He left the infant in the ca
  4. Wasilla woman sentenced to 7 years in prison for manslaughter, OUI in death of tow truck driver Feb. 25—A 24-year-old woman accused of hitting and killing a tow truck driver while she was driving an SUV in November pleaded guilty to charges of manslaughter and operating under the influence this week. Michelle Parker of Wasilla was sentenced to serve seven years in prison, will have her driver's license revoked for 10 years and spend 10 years on probation after she's released from incarceration, according to a plea agreement signed in court Monday. In the ear
  5. MADISON, Wisc. (February 25, 2021) – Milwaukee area roads are likely to have more cars on them in 2021, and AAA – The Auto Club Group is adding more service trucks to get them back on the go if and when trouble strikes. A new fleet of service vehicles exclusively dedicated to roadside assistance calls from AAA members will supplement existing local service contractors in the Milwaukee metropolitan area. “AAA – The Auto Club Group is committed to providing reliable service wherever and whenever it is needed,” said Scott VerBracken, Vice President of Automotive Services for AAA – Th
  6. Police identify woman killed in 3-vehicle crash on Route 199 in Williamsburg WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (WAVY) — One person is dead after a three-vehicle crash Tuesday morning in Williamsburg. On Tuesday afternoon, James City County police identified the person who died in the crash as 29-year-old Hailey R. Diggs of York County. Police also said a 63-year-old person who drove a Honda CRV involved in the crash also sustained minor injuries. The third vehicle involved in the crash was a tow truck. The 38-year-old male driver of that vehicle was not injured.
  7. Three vehicles were involved in the collision. A woman died at the scene. Another person was injured but is expected to survive. JAMES CITY COUNTY, Va. — James City County police investigated a multi-vehicle crash Tuesday morning that killed a woman. Authorities say the crash took place in the westbound lanes of Route 199 about a half-mile east of the Longhill Road exit around 8:30 a.m. Three vehicles were involved including a tow truck, a Jeep and a Honda. After some investigation, police learned that the tow truck had stopped to tow a car that
  8. Fight Brewing over Insurer-Backed California Bill That Includes Autobody Shops An insurance industry-backed California bill to create a new regulatory board for towing and storage companies under the California Department of Consumer Affairs has drawn opposition from the auto body industry. Assembly Bill 294 was introduced by Assemblyman Miguel Santiago, D-Los Angeles, in January, and is sponsored by insurance companies. The bill, also known as the Vehicle Tow and Storage Act, would establish the Vehicle Towing and Storage Board in the Department of Consumer
  9. NWA tow truck driver helps put 40 people experiencing homelessness in motels
  10. Task Force Seeks Tow Truck Driver Who May Have Witnessed Crash Before Dixon Officer-Involved Shooting DIXON (CBS13) – Authorities are searching for a potential witness to a single-vehicle crash that occurred moments before California Highway Patrol officers fatally shot the driver in Dixon in January, the Solano County Major Crimes Task Force announced on Thursday. A car crashed just off the shoulder of the road along I-80 near Dixon Avenue at around 10:30 p.m. on Jan. 30, authorities said. The task force said it is seeking a good Samaritan tow truck operato
  11. The maximum rate that towing companies in Escambia County are allowed to charge hasn't changed since 2009 and towing business owners are calling on the county to increase the rate. The Escambia County Commission is scheduled to discuss raising its cap on non-consensual towing rates at its next Committee of the Whole meeting on March 11. A county ordinance caps the rate for non-consensual towing and vehicle storage, which for cars under 10,000 pounds is set at a flat fee of $100 for towing and $20 a day for storage. Additional fees can be charged such as a $35 administra
  12. PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — The driver of a tow truck was arrested Thursday in Southeast Portland after hitting multiple vehicles and refusing to surrender to police, authorities said. Officers were called out to the 6200 block of SE 97th Avenue just before noon. They learned someone had fired a gun at a vehicle involved in a nearby crash and that other hit-and-runs to vehicles were happening in the Lents neighborhood, Portland police said. The person who allegedly fired the gun was detained but has not been charged with a crime. No one was hurt. Officers found the sus
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