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Video shows car hitting tow truck on side of road, rolling over near Woodstock

Dashcam video caught the moment a car rode up the bed of a tow truck, launched off it and rolled over near Woodstock Thursday evening.

The Woodstock Fire Rescue District and the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office responded to the call around 9:45 p.m. Thursday, which occurred on Route 14 just west of Hartland Road in unincorporated Woodstock.

A Purcells tow truck was on the north shoulder in the westbound lane picking up a broken down pickup truck.

Photo by Alex Vucha.

A car traveling westbound along Route 14 drove up the bed of the tow truck. The car then launched off the bed and rolled over before coming to a stop several seconds later, the video shows.

The driver of the car was evaluated by medical personnel but was uninjured. The tow truck driver also escaped without injury.

“Distracted driving. Why don’t people see that it CAN HAPPEN TO YOU. Tow lives matter too. We come to rescue you, we don’t need someone to come rescue us as well,” Purcells Towing said in the post on Facebook after releasing the video.

Attempts to reach the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office for additional information were unsuccessful Friday evening.


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