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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