Alaska: Tow truck driver nearly hit by SUV on snowy highway

A tow truck driver in Alaska came within inches of losing his life on Christmas Day after an SUV lost control on a snowy highway and almost struck him while he was attending to a disabled vehicle.

The Anchorage Police Department said on Facebook the close call happened on Seward Highway as Officer Stephen Busby and the tow truck driver were responding to the emergency.

In the video released by police, the tow truck driver is working on the vehicle as an SUV swerves around a bend and drifts into the oncoming traffic lane.

The vehicle then fishtails, kicking up a plume of snow as the SUV's rear wheels come within inches of the tow truck driver.

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