Wednesday, January 28, 2009

WI Woman Injured After Vehicles Come Off Tow Truck

Here's the story:
MANITOWOC — A 73-year-old Manitowoc woman was transported to Holy Family
Memorial Medical Center with minor injuries to her knees and jaw after a pickup
truck and 32-foot horse trailer came loose from a tow truck and collided with a
vehicle at 2:45 p.m. today, according to a news release from Manitowoc Police
Department Capt. Larry Zimney.
According to the release:- The accident occurred just south of the
intersection of Custer Street on South Rapids Road.- The tow truck driver, Randy
Schmitz, 24, of Manitowoc, was cited for violating special load limits. Other
citations may be pending from the incident. Koller Towing of Manitowoc owned the
tow truck.- The pickup truck and trailer came loose after the tow truck made a
left-hand turn onto South Rapids Road.- The pickup truck and trailer collided
with a 2005 Dodge Magnum being driven by a 47-year-old Valders woman. The
driver’s mother was the 73-year-old injured passenger.

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