Ambulance Needs Rescuing for Heavy Duty Towing
Sometimes even rescue vehicles need help and heavy duty towing was needed on December 9, when a sedan slammed into an Evanston Fire Department Ambulance. The ambulance driver and EMT were pretty shaken up and were taken to Evanston Hospital.
The driver’s side, front bumper of the ambulance was hit so hard that we suspect frame damage. The sedan was reportedly traveling in excess of 40 mph. The oil pan on the ambulance was fractured and oil escaped onto Ridge Road. North Shore Towing used oil dry to soak up the oil.
To move the ambulance, North Shore Towing used the wheel lift of the heavy wrecker. The North Shore Heavy Duty Towing team towed the damaged ambulance back to the public works parking lot.
Thanks for the Evanston Police Department for their help managing traffic on the scene. Also, through our sources we have heard that the two ambulance drivers checked out okay and will be fine.
Details of Heavy Duty Towing of Ambulance
When an Ambulance from the Evanston Fire Department was hit by a speeding sedan on Ridge Road on December 9, 2019, heavy duty towing was needed. The call came through to North Shore Towing and the heavy duty towing team was sent to the scene of the accident. The heavy duty towing team arrived on the scene and exited their car. The heavy duty towing team walked around the ambulance and assessed the situation. The sedan had already been taken away by another towing company. Also, the driver and passenger in the ambulance were both hurt and taken to Evanston Hospital. North Shore Towing was entrusted with the responsibility to take care of the ambulance. The heavy duty towing team noticed that the bumper and driver side wheel were both damaged. The steel frame was likely damaged. They also noticed that the oil pan was damaged from the crash. Oil leaked all over the road. The heavy duty towing team needed to take care of both the damaged ambulance and also the oil spill as the environmental impact was an important factor. The heavy duty towing team backed up the heavy duty towing team backed up the heavy wrecker. They first heavy duty towing team member excited and then the second member exited. The heavy duty towing team pulled the wheel lift out of the heavy wrecker. They lowered it to the ground. They disconnected the driveshaft to prevent damage to the ambulance. The heavy duty towing team attached the winch to the ambulance. Carefully, they pulled the front tires onto the wheel lift. The heavy duty towing team then fastened the ambulance tires to the wheel lift with heavy duty towing cables, being sure to lock them down. They then towed the ambulance to the Evanston Public Works parking lot.
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