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Car snaps free of tow truck chain, splashes into pond (PA)


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A car plunged into a Palmer Township pond Wednesday afternoon 9/29/18 after it snapped free from a tow truck that was about to deliver it to its new owner, police said.


No one was injured in the 6:12 p.m. mishap at 3600 Corrier Road, but the older model BMW sport utility vehicle may have some water damage, police said.


“The tow company was putting the car on the back of a flatbed,” township police Sgt. Tom Vogel said. “They were reeling the car up and the chain broke and, when the chain broke, the car rolled down the hill and into the retention pond.”


The car’s new owner appears to have bought it from someone at Palmer View Apartments and, even before the pond accident, planned to make repairs to the vehicle, Vogel said. It might take a little longer to get it running now, he said.


“The water was half-way up the door,” he said. “It was down a steep embankment.”


The same tow company that lost the car later pulled it out of the pond, Vogel said.



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