lethal wrecker service

Towing trouble: Is Lethal owner back in biz?
Published on Nov 29th, 2012
6 comments Mention the words "Lethal Wrecker" around Charlottesville and chances are you'll find someone with a story. For nearly a decade, the towing operation, and its owner, George Morris, earned a...
No fear, Cavalier: Lethal Wrecker changes its name
Published on Jul 26th, 2007
0 comments   A Cavalier Wrecker truck undergoes repairs at the former Lethal Wrecker headquarters on Avon Street. PHOTO BY COURTENEY STUART Sheryl Crow famously sang, "A change'll do you good." Has Lethal...
Wheels of misfortune: Far from home, Lethal wrecks again
Published on Jun 28th, 2007
0 comments   Another wreck for Lethal Wrecker. PHOTO BY It's happened again. Eighteen months after an Albemarle County man was nearly killed in a collision with a Lethal Wrecker tow truck on Route 250 near...
Lethal pays: injured man's $20 million suit settled
Published on Jan 25th, 2007
0 comments Nearly a year after he was critically injured in an accident with a Lethal Wrecker truck, and two months before trial in his $20 million suit against Lethal in Albemarle Circuit Court, local teacher...
Appealed: Lethal driver seeks redress
Published on Nov 2nd, 2006
0 comments Though he was found guilty of reckless driving in August and fined $100 for his role in a January 27 accident that critically injured a local man, Lethal Wrecker driver Floyd Thomas Dean is now...
Reckless wrecker: Lethal driver fined $100 in accident
Published on Sep 21st, 2006
0 comments Despite court-stunning testimony from a defense witness, a judge found Lethal Wrecker driver Floyd Dean guilty of reckless driving for his role in a traffic accident that nearly killed a local...
Lethal Wreckage: Embattled towing company files for a name change after $20 million suit
Published on Aug 31st, 2006
32 comments When Lethal Wrecker's lawyer announced in a Charlottesville court on July 21 that his client didn't have the assets to pay a total of $1,100 to 21 citizens who'd been overcharged, it seemed the...
Lawyer: Lethal near bankruptcy
Published on Aug 4th, 2006
5 comments Lethal Wrecker is back in the news again, and this time it's pleading bankruptcy– well, almost. Readers may remember that 2003-2005 were banner years for dust-ups involving Lethal Wrecker and...
Lethal cleaning: Towee balks at $700 fee
Published on Nov 24th, 2005
0 comments What's the difference between having a wreck in Albemarle County and having a wreck in the City? Answer: If you're in the County and you need a tow, the police can call Lethal Wrecker. In the City,...
Lethal buy: Wrecker ad offers refunds
Published on Oct 27th, 2005
0 comments One of the more unusual ads The Daily Progress has ever published appeared last week, and it was hard to miss. First, it was big– 45 square inches– and positioned near the top of Page A6...
Court report: Tales of two wrecker companies
Published on Sep 8th, 2005
0 comments Noted towing company owner George Morris savored a rare victory in Albemarle County Circuit Court last week when he was found not guilty of assault. I say "rare" because Morris, who owns Lethal...
Morris settles: Lethal to pay back towees
Published on Jun 23rd, 2005
0 comments It's a rare man who agrees to pay for ads that invite people to sue him– but then, George Morris has never been one to follow the crowd. Take his many turns in this column, for instance; I've...
Spilt grease: Customer lathered over oil change
Published on Mar 17th, 2005
0 comments Daniel Van Orman got his oil changed at SpeeDee Oil Change & Tune-up on Seminole Trail on February 26, then left for a weekend on the Outer Banks. The next day, he claims, he realized that "oil...
Towed to court: Lethal's busy... with the judge
Published on Mar 3rd, 2005
0 comments Should we call Court TV? If Michael Jackson's trial is over by June 6, they might be ready for a change of pace– and what a diverting change of pace Charlottesville circuit court has on tap:...
Lethal brew: The beer went down the mountain
Published on Feb 24th, 2005
0 comments For about a year, I'd heard talk of an incident involving a tractor-trailer and Lethal Wrecker. One rumor falsely asserted that Lethal Wrecker had charged a bundle because it righted an overturned...
Brass action: City joins fight against Lethal
Published on Jan 13th, 2005
0 comments City to Lethal: Three strikes, and you're out. Actually, many citizens have cried foul over the local wrecker service, but the City's only counting strikes called by an umpire– in this case,...
Card trick: Paying for nothing at all
Published on Dec 9th, 2004
0 comments Harper Girvin's quest for release from long-distance bills has been a bit arduous. First, over a year ago he and his wife– self-described "practitioners of frugality"– decided to stop...
Suing Lethal: Judge OKs wrecker slap
Published on Nov 4th, 2004
0 comments Lethal Wrecker is amassing quite a record in Charlottesville General District Court. Last week, for the third time in a row, the local towing service was successfully sued by an irate towee for...
Lethal tale: Jetta owner takes lumps
Published on Jul 22nd, 2004
0 comments "I moved to the country because of Lethal." With that dramatic opener, Robert Parolisi proceeded to detail his history with Lethal Wrecker. Parolisi had lived at The Meadows– the large...
Gouge-athon: Lethal's pricing illegal
Published on Jun 24th, 2004
0 comments It's rare that a customer who argues with Lethal Wrecker wins, but in Charlottesville General District Court on June 8, the controversial company was declared the loser– twice. In short order,...
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