Grand Rapids Tow Truck Needed on M-6

When Moving Requires a Grand Rapids Tow Truck

A Grand Rapid tow truck was needed when a move went bad last week. A rental truck spun out on a cloverleaf on  M-6 here in Grand Rapids. The father of the five-person family was driving a rental truck from Oregon to settle in Michigan for a new job. A 45-minute rain had brought up some oils on the surface of the road.  As he took the cloverleaf, the rental truck lost its traction, spun out, fell over and split open.

About 30% of the contents of the truck lay on the grass – clothes, a washer and dry and various electronics. We got there first, consoled the dad, started to help and even retrieved a replacement truck from the rental company to put in the loose clothes and stuff.

We were soon joined by the Cutleville Fire Department, Michigan State Police and Kent County Road Commission. In true Michigan spirit, we all tried to help out. Thanks to all those who were there.

We brought two heavy wreckers to the accident. The rental truck had been towing a Subaru. To start the recovery we first unattached the Subaru and trailer attached from the rental truck. We then pulled/winched the car and trailer out of the ditch. We then drove it off the trailer. This worked out well as this allowed the Dad to still get around in the car and get some needed supplies while we took care of things. To recover the box truck, we looped a strap onto the front, dual tires of the rental truck. Next, we ran a loop around the back, dual tires Then, we ran a chain around the front axel We pulled it over slowly and got it back on its wheels and then winched it out.

The recovery went great. The family’s belongings on the ground went into the replacement rental truck. We couldn’t get everything else out of the damaged truck as the thick-back, sliding panel was damaged and wouldn’t slide back up.

Again, thanks to the Cutleville Fire Department, Michigan State Police and Kent County Road Commission for all their help.

The critical nature of a Grand Rapids Tow Truck


Skid marks on road during recovery with Grand Rapids Tow Truck

Damaged roof needs grand rapids tow truck

Damaged box truck roof for Grand Rapids Tow Truck

Car Trailer and Grand Rapids Tow Truck

Subaru and Trailer attached to box truck- or Grand Rapids Tow Truck

belongings before Grand Rapids Tow Truck

Box Truck after accident waiting for Grand Rapids Tow Truck

Details of Grand Rapids Tow Truck for Rental Truck

A Grand Rapids Tow Truck was called when a rental, box truck spun out, opened up and was not driveable. The Grand Rapids Tow Truck Operators soon arrived to assess the situation. The Grand Rapids Tow Truck Operators found a rental box truck split open an attached car sitting on a trailer. The Grand Rapids Tow Truck Operators first consoled the driver having arrived first on the scene. The Grand Rapids Tow Truck Operators then sent another driver to get a replacement truck to hold the clothes, electronics and other family, household items that were all over the highway. The Grand Rapids Tow Truck Operators next detached the trailer and car from the rental box truck. Then the Grand Rapids Tow Truck Operators winched the trailer and car out of the ditch away from the box truck. The Grand Rapids Tow Truck Operators then backed the car off the trailer. They then attached a strap to the front, dual tires on the box truck. Then, the Grand Rapids Tow Truck Operators looped another strap around the back, dual tires. To make for a more secure recovery, the Grand Rapids Tow Truck Operators then ran a chain around the front axel. From here, the Grand Rapids Tow Truck Operators righted the rental box truck. From here, they loaded the rental box truck ontop of a flatbed. The Grand Rapids Tow Truck Operators cleaned up the area.

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