Garbage truck worker injured in collision

Published 8:24 am Tuesday, March 5, 2019

By Dawn Burleigh

The Orange Leader

A garbage truck worker suffered serious leg injuries when a 2018 white Ford F-150 pick-up truck struck the back of a 2017 green Freightliner garbage truck operated by Waste Management at approximately 7:16 a.m. Tuesday at the 4700 block of Old Hwy. 90 in Orange.

The driver of the pick-up truck was a 58-year old man from Orange.

The Waste Management truck was crewed by three people.  A 42-old female driver, and two men aged 30 and 40 working at the rear of the vehicle.

The Waste Management truck was moving east in the 4700 block of Old Highway 90, along a normal service route.

The two men working at the rear of the truck observed the pick-up truck approaching from behind.

They realized that a collision was imminent and jumped clear of the vehicles.

At the instant of the collision the 40-old male, who had jumped away, was struck by a piece of flying debris.

This resulted in a severe injury to his lower leg.

The injured man was transported by Acadian EMS to a local hospital.

There were no other injuries as a result of the accident.

The accident is under investigation by the Orange Police Department.