tow truck

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Synonyms for tow truck

a truck equipped to hoist and pull wrecked cars (or to remove cars from no-parking zones)

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The Wednesday afternoon drama saw three child passengers taken to hospital, along with Mr Watkins and the breakdown van driver.
IFYOU'RE preparing to take a late summer break or hit the road this August Bank Holiday, it might be wise to carefully consider your travel plans unless you want to be stuck in the traffic doldrums or waiting for the breakdown van toarrive!
A police spokeswoman said: "Due to the time of night, shortly before closing time at nearby pubs, there are likely to have been a number of people in the area and we would like to hear from anyone who may have seen someone in the vicinity of the breakdown van."
The drama happened after the bus collided with a breakdown van from Huddersfield's Quarry Garage in Longwood at 3.30pm yesterday.
A police spokeswoman said: "There are likely to have been a number of people in the area and we would like to hear from anyone who may have seen someone in the vicinity of the RAC breakdown van."
He had been working under the bonnet of his car on the hard shoulder of a dual carriageway in Milton Keynes when a 22-tonne lorry smashed into the back of his vehicle - crushing him between the front of his car and the side of a recovery breakdown van.
A MAN was arrested after a woman motorbike passenger was killed in a crash involving an RAC breakdown van.
A LORRY driver suffered serious head and spinal injuries when his vehicle collided with a coach and a breakdown van parked on the hard shoulder of the M6.