Am I liable for any towing costs, vehicle repairs etc. if a rental cars breaks down?

Question Details: The wheel bearing of the car I was renting broke while I was driving on the interstate. The car pulled hard right almost causing my own fatality narrowly missing an 18-wheeler. While in considerable shock, I gave all rental information and personal information to the police on the scene. They chose a wrecking service that towed the vehicle to the nearest town. Now the rental company has to tow it to their location and wants to charge me for both tows.

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