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A witness said a car rolled off a flatbed tow truck and took down a utility pole in Flatlands, Brooklyn on Tuesday, Aug. 11. (Credit: CBS2)

Witness: Car Rolls Away From Tow Truck, Hits Utility Pole In Brooklyn

A witness said a car rolled off a flatbed tow truck and struck a light pole in Flatlands, Brooklyn Tuesday night, leaving wires hanging but causing no injuries.


Jessica Ortiz, 21, was struck and killed while waiting in her car for a tow truck on the shoulder of the Sunrise Highway, on Wednesday, Oct. 29. (Credit: CBS 2)

Police: Woman Was Waiting In Car For Tow Truck When She Was Struck, Killed On L.I.

A woman thought she was playing it safe by waiting for a tow truck in her car, but where she parked ended up making the difference between life and death.


Police said the driver of this tow truck damaged several cars during a late night demolition derby run in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn. (Photo: CBS 2)

Tow Truck Mayhem Causes Damage, Rattles Nerves In Sheepshead Bay

Police called it an overnight case of crash and dash. A truck driver allegedly damaged a string of cars in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, and then fled into the night.


Authorities say a Floral Park man was towing legally parked cars and holding them hostage. (Credit CBS 2)

Police: Tow Truck Driver Held Legally Parked Cars Hostage

Christopher Capurso, 22, was not licensed to own a tow truck and was holding cars hostage, according to investigators.


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Police: Unlicensed Tow Truck Driver Put Up Own Signs, Towed Cars

An unlicensed tow truck driver stood accused this weekend of illegally towing cars on Long Island.


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NYPD Training Officers To Use Tow Trucks For Snow Emergencies

As a contingency plan for future storms, a dozen officers are learning how to get into locked cars, prep vehicles for towing and operate the trucks.


Emergency Room (credit: CBS 2)

NJ Man Kills Self With Police Nearby

Toms River Police Chief Michael Mastronardy said the man, whose identity was not released, struck a utility pole at an intersection.


One witness described the damage. (credit: CBS 2)

Sanitation Crew Crushes SUV While Freeing Snow Plow

On the street in Brooklyn Heights a sanitation crew struggled to pull out one of its snow removal vehicles. The tug of war against the snow ended with the front end loader smashing into a parked SUV.


July 30, 2010

7-Year-Old Fatally Struck By MTA Vehicle In East Harlem

A 7-year-old boy is dead after he was struck by an MTA vehicle while crossing a street with his pregnant mother in East Harlem Friday morning, police said.

1010 WINS–07/30/2010