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Water Recovery — Teaming Up with a River Recovery Boat

Oct 19th, 2012 | By | Category: Recovery

Submitted by Charleston Auto Towing and Recovery, Charleston, W. Va. After a recent water recovery in the Kanawha River, Charleston Auto Towing and Recovery was recommended by the Charleston police department to the Kanawha County Sheriff to recover another vehicle in the water. The car […]

Trapped Driver Freed

May 16th, 2012 | By | Category: Recovery

Ron Myers of Pine Tree Towing in Caldwell, Ohio, worked this accident in May 2011. The driver of the truck lost his brakes coming down a hill and couldn’t make the turn. Pine Tree Towing was called and advised that the truck’s driver was trapped […]

Rotator Road Clearance

Dec 20th, 2011 | By | Category: Recovery

Shortly before 8 a.m. on April 5, 2010, an SUV traveling eastbound on U.S. Route 22 near Wintersville, Ohio, crossed the median and struck a tractor-trailer. The vehicle hit the rear of the westbound tractor-trailer and knocked the axles from under the trailer. Nick’s Auto […]

Halloween Trick?

Nov 4th, 2011 | By | Category: Recovery

Submitted by Zeman Towing and Crane At around 6:30 a.m. on Halloween morning, Zeman Towing and Crane Service of Mauston, Wis., received a call from the police department. They needed help removing a semi tractor and trailer from Barnes IGA grocery store in New Lisbon. […]

Grateful Truck Owner

Oct 13th, 2011 | By | Category: Recovery

“This was a rollover on a county road. The owner was very happy that we took the time to chain and then strap the box. At first I think he thought we were trying to run up the bill, but a few days later he […]

Biplane Recovery

Jul 22nd, 2011 | By | Category: Recovery

In the summer of 2009, the pilot of a Stearman biplane was attempting to take off from a field near Hahnville, La., when the plane’s rear wheel hit a bump and flipped the vintage aircraft upside-down. The pilot received serious injuries but survived. The airplane’s […]

Greasy Recovery

May 20th, 2011 | By | Category: Recovery

Submitted by Bob’s Garage & Towing of Painesville, Ohio. We were dispatched to this call involving a Ford L9000 crane truck that hit a railroad bridge with the knuckle of its boom causing the truck to lose control, plow through the guardrail and into the […]

Propane Truck Rigging

Apr 7th, 2011 | By | Category: Recovery

By Uzek Susol. On the afternoon of Nov. 29, 2010, I was called by our local propane company and asked to bring multiple trucks to recover a loaded propane truck that slid backwards down an icy driveway and was leaning severely. Being on an island […]

Whiteout Jackknife

Jan 21st, 2011 | By | Category: Recovery

Ron Myers of Pine Tree Towing, with locations in Caldwell and Buffalo, Ohio, sends these photos of an incident involving two tractor-trailers. One tractor-trailer hauling automotive batteries came upon the other rig stopped in the road because of whiteout conditions. The driver hit the brakes […]

Impaled Crane

Nov 19th, 2010 | By | Category: Recovery

Jake Jacob of Jake’s Towing Westwego, La., sends these photos of a crane truck that lost its footing on May 21, 2009. “When we showed up we realized that we were going to need more equipment than we originally sent,” Jacob says, “so we called […]