What to do if your car spins off the road - Boston News, Weather, Sports | FOX 25 | MyFoxBoston

What to do if your car spins off the road

Posted: Updated:
(WJBK) -

You spun off the road. Now what?

If you are stuck in the snow, but you're not hurt and you believe your car is driveable, Michigan State Police says you can:

+ Call 911 to get a wrecker
+ Call a wrecker directly
+ Call a friend to tow you out
+ Call your insurance company to get you pulled out

However if your car has more than $1,000 worth of damage on the expressway State Police want to send a troopers out and file a police report.

Activate your hazard flashers and stay inside your vehicle.

However, Louis Maiberger adds that if your car is impeding traffic or partially on the roadway, being inside or outside of the car are both very dangerous. Maiberger is one of Michigan's longest operating tow truck drivers. He has owner Ross Towing in Southfield for 51 years.

"I've seen people who have been killed by a drunk driver while waiting in their car," he recalls.

VIDEO: Click on the video player above to watch a report from Fox 2's Ron Savage

If you get stuck, your charged cellphone is your best bet and if you get a wrecker driver who you believe is charging you too much you can negotiate the fee. "We got predator towing companies all over the city all over Michigan.  When they come up with a price that you think is too high generally it is too high," Maiberger says.

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Detroit police seek missing Amber Smith, 29

    Detroit police seek missing Amber Smith, 29

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 1:18 PM EDT2014-09-02 17:18:21 GMT
    Detroit police are asking for the public's help locating 29-year-old Amber Smith.
    Detroit police are asking for the public's help locating 29-year-old Amber Smith.
  • YOUR PHOTOS: First day of school 2014

    YOUR PHOTOS: First day of school 2014

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 11:08 AM EDT2014-09-02 15:08:59 GMT
    It's back to school day!Many kids are heading back to school today. Is yours? We'd love to see your Back to School photos.
    It's back to school day!Many kids are heading back to school today. Is yours? We'd love to see your Back to School photos.
  • Detroit's historic bankruptcy trial begins

    Detroit's historic bankruptcy trial begins

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 10:53 AM EDT2014-09-02 14:53:37 GMT
    The trial to determine whether bankrupt Detroit's restructuring plan will be approved began earlier this morning.

    The trial to determine whether bankrupt Detroit's restructuring plan will be approved began earlier this morning. Follow live Tweets from the courtroom here. >>
  • Download the FOX 2 Apps


  • FOX 2 News Five-Day Forecast

WJBK FOX 2 is proud to announce a full featured weather app for iPhone, iPad and Android!

The all new FOX 2 Weather app is now available to download for free in the Apple iTunes App Store and on the Android Market by searching for 'FOX 2 Weather.

Features include:

  • Highly responsive interactive map optimized for 3G and WiFi performance
  • Vertical and horizontal map display with looping
  • NOWrad, the gold standard for radar in the weather industry
  • Highest resolution satellite cloud imagery available
  • Exclusive patent pending Road Weather Index
  • Color coded weather alerts arranged by severity
  • Fully integrated GPS for current location awareness
  • Integrated compass overlay for 3GS models
  • Most accurate 10 day forecasts with both daily and hourly detail
  • Ability to easily save your favorite locations
  • Full featured and user tested
  • Earthquake plotting - tap on an earthquake to display its detail
  • iOS 5 compatibility
  • Powered by WorldNow

    25 FOX Drive
    Dedham, MA 02026

    Phone (781) 467-2525

    Didn't find what you were looking for?
    All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
    Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices