When your vehicle is overturned, you're lucky to walk away from the vehicle. Maybe your vehicle slid into a ditch or you might have accidentally driven down a steep decline. After walking away from the accident, the next step is to call towing services.
What to Do After the Accident
If you are still inside your vehicle, you should only exit it if you can do so without injuring yourself. Otherwise, you should wait for emergency services to arrive.
You will want your overturned vehicle addressed as soon as possible because your overturned vehicle will block traffic and might cause an accident. The longer the vehicle is overturned, the more likely it is to become damaged as well.
Don't Move Your Car
You should never try to move your car on your own. You might think that adrenaline and enough momentum can be enough to flip over the car. However, a car that has flipped over on its side will not fall in a way that is predictable. You might be injured and you might also damage your car.
Why You Need Towing Services
A towing company is trained on how to handle any type of situation including an overturned vehicle. They will also have the equipment that is necessary to safely handle your overturned vehicle. Some tow trucks are designed specifically to handle vehicles that are overturned.
For example, if your vehicle is in a ditch, you will need a boom winch to pull the vehicle out so that it can then be removed from the scene. They might need more hooks and chains to be able to safely move your vehicle and minimize the damage. If the vehicle is in very bad condition, several chains might be needed to hold it together.
Moving an Overturned Vehicle Requires the Right Equipment
Lifting a car is dangerous in general. It's even more difficult when the vehicle has flipped over. The vehicle also has to be moved quickly. Therefore, only a vehicle that is strong enough to perform this task should be used when removing a car that has flipped over.
Many towing companies operate 24/7. Therefore, they will be able to arrive at the scene of the accident promptly to move your vehicle. Then, your vehicle can be hauled away to an auto repair service that will be able to inspect the vehicle to determine what repairs it will need before it can be put back on the road.