They blend into the everyday hubbub on streets throughout America, fitting in seamlessly because they visit most of our homes on a weekly basis. This normalcy makes it easy to forget that they are actually powerful, heavy-duty vehicles. Our Oakland truck accident lawyer knows that garbage truck accidents are a problem few of us ever consider – until it happens in our neighborhood or until an accident impacts someone we love.
Officials Investigate Garbage Truck Accident in Orinda, CA
A garbage truck accident in Orinda on Tuesday left many feeling grateful that the outcome wasn’t more tragic. The Oakland Tribune reports that a garbage worker was preparing a bin for loading on Los Ceros just before 8 A.M. when the truck began to roll backwards down a hill towards the busy Moraga Way. The worker gave chase and tried to jump into the driver’s seat but wasn’t able to hold on and eventually leapt off the truck. After colliding with a single car, the truck came to a stop. Both the worker and the car’s driver were hospitalized but officials say they expect both people to recover fully. Local police chief Mark Nagel remarked that it is amazing the consequences weren’t more severe. An investigation is ongoing to determine why the truck began to roll.