Footage from the scene, shared online by the Anchorage Police Department, shows the SUV appearing to come within inches of the tow truck driver as he bends down to fix the vehicle.
“Had any variable been slightly different, this could’ve been a very tragic day,” the agency wrote on Twitter. “We’re grateful nobody was hurt.”
The close call took place on Seward Highway on Christmas.
“It’s winter,” the department wrote. “Please slow down.”