5 Cars Need a Tow After Snowstorm

Black Ice Means Cars Need a Tow

Black ice formed on the Edens last week during the snowstorm and five cars would need a tow. You may have heard about the 50 car accident in Chicago There was also a 5 car accident near Wilmette on the Edens.  We got the call early in the morning and within 15 minutes our trucks were there on the spot helping to get the cars on the shoulder, safe and away from oncoming traffic.  We moved a Ford Escort, a Honda CRV, a Honda Pilot, Dodge Caravan and a Ford Pickup to the shoulder.  They were all pretty badly damaged.

Next, came a short wait for the Illinois Highway Patrol.  Once we got the okay, we took four of the vehicles up to our lot in Northbrook Tow Location using flatbeds.  We want to thank the Wilmette Police Department for all their help as well as the Illinois Highway Patrol.  

The big win was that we kept traffic moving and everybody came out this incident safe and sound.  

Wreckage from Honda's and Ford's that would need a tow

Wreckage from Honda’s and Ford’s that would need a tow

Damaged Honda that would need a tow

Damaged Honda that would need a tow

Northshore Wrecker on the Scene

North Shore Wrecker on the Scene

Wearing a mask in front of a damaged vehicle that would need a tow

Wearing a mask in front of a damaged vehicle that would need a tow

Details of 5 Car Accident That Need a Tow

A call came that five cars needed a tow from North Shore Heavy Duty Towing. The dispatcher sent out three tow trucks to handle four of the vehicles that needed a tow. It was reported that a Ford Escort would need a tow, that a Honda CRV would need a tow, that a Honda Pilot, Dodge Caravan and Ford pickup would all need a tow. The North Shore Heavy Duty Towing team arrived and confirmed that they would need to handle four of the five vehicles that would need a tow. Our heavy towing expert discovered that the escort had a badly damaged front end and it would need a tow onto the flatbed. Our flatbed operator attached a towing hook to the damaged Ford Escort. Our flatbed operator walked back to the winch switch in order to retrieve the damaged Ford Escort.  He activated the winch switch and the escort was pulled slowly up the flatbed ramp. It then moved its way from the ramp onto the flatbed. Next, our heavy towing expert attached the Ford Escort to the flatbed with towing chains. The next car that would need a tow is the Honda CRV. Our flatbed operator attached a towing hook to the damaged Honda CRV. Our second flatbed operator walked back to the winch switch in order to retrieve the damaged Honda CRV.  He activated the winch switch and the CRV was pulled slowly up the flatbed ramp. It then moved its way from the ramp onto the flatbed. Next, our heavy towing expert attached the Honda CRV to the flatbed with towing chains. The third car that would need a tow is the Honda Pilot. Our flatbed operator attached a towing hook to the damaged Honda Pilot. Our third flatbed operator walked back to the winch switch in order to retrieve the damaged Honda Pilot.  He activated the winch switch and the PIlot was pulled slowly up the flatbed ramp. It then moved its way from the ramp onto the flatbed. The last car that needed a tow was the Ford Pickup. Our towing operator attached a towing hook to the damaged pickup. Our fourth flatbed operator walked back to the winch switch in order to retrieve the damaged pickup He activated the winch switch and the pickup was pulled slowly up the flatbed ramp. It then moved its way from the ramp onto the flatbed. Next, our heavy towing expert attached the Ford Pickup to the flatbed with towing chains.

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