It’s a given that once a week, a garbage truck likely moves up and down your street, collecting bins and disposing of trash. These large machines weigh tons and require skill and precision to operate. When a driver acts negligently and causes a truck accident, results can be fatal. People who work with large trucks should be held accountable when they are found responsible for an incident, as one recent Georgia accident reminds us.
An Atlanta public works employee lost his life in early November when the garbage truck he was a passenger in overturned while exiting Interstate 75 southbound. The 54-year-old was thrown from the truck and killed, according to law enforcement. The driver sustained non-life threatening injuries and was taken to the hospital.