Three Workers Injured in Trash Truck Accident
Posted By Meyerkord & Meyerkord, LLC
Three sanitation employees were injured in a
work accident in Philadelphia last Wednesday. According to police, the three sanitation
workers were injured when their trash truck overturned in East Hunting
Park Avenue at L Street in Juniata Park around 9:30 a.m. The trash truck
driver told investigators he swerved to avoid an oncoming compact car.
That is when the truck flipped onto the driver's side and struck a
utility pole, mailbox, and a fence. The 58-year-old trash truck driver
was treated for head, back and neck pain at Temple University Hospital.
The two trash truck passengers were taken to nearby hospitals. The 39-year-old
sanitation employee was treated for a broken forearm and possible rib
fractures at Temple University Hospital as well. The other sanitation
employee, a 58-year-old man, was treated for head, neck and back pain
at Hahnemann University Hospital. Police closed East Hunting Park Avenue
in both directions from K Street to Dungan Street for more than two hours
while a crews worked to remove the truck. The trash truck accident is
still under police investigation.
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