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Chicago Tow Truck Involved in Hit & Run 03.11.20 (IL)


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Man killed in West Lawn hit-and-run crash: police

The 59-year-old’s Chevrolet Malibu crashed into a pole after his car was hit by a tow truck.

A man was killed in a crash Wednesday in West Lawn on the Southwest Side, police said.


He was driving a blue Chevrolet Malibu west about 1:30 p.m. in the 4500 block of West 63rd Street when a tow truck ran several red lights and struck the car, Chicago police said.


The 59-year-old lost control of the Mailbu and crashed into a pole, police said. He was taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he was pronounced dead.


The truck sped off from the crash, police said. CPD’s Major Accidents Unit is investigating.


The Cook County medical examiner’s office hasn’t released details on the death.



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How sad and tragic. In this day of forensic evidence and investigators who have that, "blood-hound", and tenacious ability, my advice to this tow operator is to contact your lawyer and turn yourself in. It's not that you didn't know you were involved in a crash. You're not going to get away with it and it's simply a matter of time before you're captured.  And from how the news narrative reads about the tow truck running several lights, that comment most likely comes from a witness or witnesses that were present to the events leading up to the crash. That's no way to treat any person, so why not be of good character and face your responsibility as this only has a huge effect of the way to motoring public views the towing and recovery industry. Christine and I send our prayers to victim of this crime.    R.

Randall C. Resch

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Im very saddened to read this. I hope maybe there is more to this story and maybe the truck was stolen or something to that aspect. I really really hope this is not the doings of one of us ( A Tower ). We as an industry do not need any more bad publicity. The rampant incompetence and acts of downright stupidity hurt the true, dedicated professionals enough. My condolences go out to the victims family.

Edited by GRUMPS The Towman


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This news clip clearly shows the tow truck lying on its side so there's no wondering about a missing suspect vehicle. It's reported that the driver of the tow truck fled the scene and I have no word if that person has been apprehended or turned themselves in.      R.



Randall C. Resch

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