In this incident, on January 7, 2022, we received a call from Washington State Police about a jackknifed semi-accident west of Davenport, WA. Because of the icy road conditions, we stopped by the shop to get an appropriate truck and bring a Rotating Crane Style HD Wrecker.
Once we arrived at the scene, our team spoke with the Trooper to plan. Team Pro-Tow used Special Equipment Support Unit to block the westbound lanes while the Trooper blocked the eastbound lanes. With traffic secured, our team got to work.
We set up the Rotating Crane Style HD Wrecker and the rigging needed for the accident recovery. Team Pro-Tow put one rim sling on the trailer bogies and another strap on the rear axle. Then, working carefully, we pulled the truck and front of the trailer up and onto the road. Once we could reposition the truck, we could open the westbound lane for traffic to flow.
With the truck in position, Team Pro-Tow put away the rigging and repositioned the truck to hook up to the tractor. As we were hooking up, we noticed the fuel tank was compromised. To prevent any further spillage, we contained the fuel before continuing.
We cleared the road closure items and moved to the next safe turn spot to break the unit apart for heavy-duty towing. While our team waited for the truck to arrive, we kept the trailer supported because of damage to the landing gear.
When the heavy-duty truck arrived, we hooked up the truck to the trailer and returned to the yard. Once back, we unloaded the tractor put some pond under the truck to collect any oil and liquid that could contaminate the yard.
Team Pro-Tow successfully cleared this Davenport accident recovery.