Metro Detroit towing firm billed crash victims as much as $9000 – Deadline Detroit


Snow squalls triggered a number of Sunday pile ups on 696. (Picture: Fox 2)

10G Towing and Restoration is the most recent towing firm catching warmth for worth gouging in metro Detroit. 
TV information reviews say it billed a pair of drivers concerned in a snowy Sunday pile up on I-696 in Farmington Hills $9,000 and $4,000 to retrieve their automobiles.
Kellie Rockwell, who was hit with the upper invoice, breaks down the prices for Fox 2:
(The invoice) included "a $375 Covid cost," she stated. "5 hundred some {dollars} for storage, $2,100 to hook it up."
Rockwell says she solely used that towing firm as a result of they confirmed up proper after first responders did, and he or she thought wrongly, they had been with Michigan State Police.
"Our insurance coverage firm stated to make use of the tow truck drivers that police had on-site," she stated.
Timothy Vanhaverbeck reportedly was advised he'd need to pay $4,000 to get his automotive again.
Michigan enterprise information present the corporate was included final month — simply in time for peak snow season and a collection of Tremendous Bowl Sunday pile ups that concerned greater than 100 automobiles. It was registered by a Ryan Wolfe with a Troy tackle, although a invoice shared with Deadline Detroit signifies the corporate has a location in Redford.
Although Vanhaverbeck and Rockwell reportedly negotiated decrease payments with assist from their insurance coverage corporations, they'll each nonetheless need to pay a number of thousand {dollars} to get their automobiles again, Fox 2 reviews.
Rockwell advised the station she'd been involved with Michigan State Police, who had been investigating, however a spokesman for the company stated Saturday that it had not heard from her and no investigation was open. The company stated it not too long ago filed a criticism about one other tow firm, however that they typically don't discover towing operators criminally liable.
There's little by means of state legal guidelines to forestall tow operators from preying on drivers, however it's beneficial that would-be prospects approached by an organization they didn’t name examine if their insurance coverage firm despatched them or in the event that they're contracted with a police company.
Learn extra:  Fox 2 Detroit
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