Vehicle Towing Vehicle Loses Control, Flips on Highway-4 in Concord

April 28, 2014 16:56 pm · 20 comments

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A vehicle towing another vehicle lost control and flipped on highway-4 near Willow Pass Rd. in Concord today, according to witnesses.

We’re hearing no major injuries were reported, and the crash was cleared shortly after the flip.

Thanks to Joseph D. Porter for the pictures and the information.

Cowellian April 28, 2014 at 4:59 PM


Aspirin April 28, 2014 at 5:02 PM

Looks like a contender for the Darwin Award.

ken April 28, 2014 at 5:07 PM

try 55 mph

Back Wheels Shouldn't Turn April 28, 2014 at 5:20 PM

Why would a person tow a car backwards using a dolly rig?

CLAYCORD FAN April 28, 2014 at 5:26 PM


mike mac April 28, 2014 at 5:29 PM

Example of a redneck tow job.

Jerk April 28, 2014 at 5:49 PM

The Daily Fl!p!

anon April 28, 2014 at 6:14 PM

His luck ran out.

Triple Canopy April 28, 2014 at 6:37 PM

What a dumbazz! Vehicles ars are not supposed to be towed backwards on a dolly. He/she probably relied on the Honda’s steering wheel to lock it “straight” but it still has a bit of play. He/she should have called in a rollback.

In this case, the tail wagged the dog. Once the oscillations start it’s only a matter of time before… well, you guessed it. Ta-dah.

He/she will probably due whomever he rented the dolly from because he was not told about towing vehicles in reverse. Stupid is as stupid does.

Connie Dobbs April 28, 2014 at 7:22 PM

Of course the cheesy Toyota is fine, ha.

Connie Dobbs April 28, 2014 at 7:43 PM

That car probs has an analog odometer. I bet Super Genius was trying to turn it back.

uhaul April 28, 2014 at 8:14 PM

This is what happens when you tow a REAR WHEEL DRIVE Lexus on a dolly thats meant for a FRONT WHEEL DRIVE car.

Poor idiot should have paid the 20 dollars extra for the full transport.

Hope you got the insurance, otherwise you will be paying an extra 2 grand for that dolly.

KenInConcord April 28, 2014 at 8:35 PM

Weight Distribution? 60% of the weight in the front. I think… NOT

Mimi (original) April 28, 2014 at 10:04 PM

Did I not just say……”95% idiots…..”

Darwin April 29, 2014 at 7:27 AM

The tow truck option should be looking way smarter VS the car hauler rental.

Rob April 29, 2014 at 10:21 AM

There is a reason why tow trucks exist – while sure you *can* tow a car this way – IMHO the risk (particularly on the freeway) is simply not worth the money saved.

J. April 29, 2014 at 10:51 AM

If the car being towed is rear-wheel-drive then you tow it from the rear.

way back in the days April 29, 2014 at 10:52 AM

Right now, the tow it forward, with the old heavy hemp rope, and a tire in between, ( like the old days) is looking real good. This was a disaster, waiting to happen.

Darwin April 29, 2014 at 11:07 AM

#15 please do not use my moniker “Darwin” I have had it for several years…

Local Guy April 29, 2014 at 2:38 PM

Just because they will rent you a dolly doesn’t mean you should.

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