Waseca Garbage Truck and Motorcycle Collide
A Freightliner garbage truck and Harley Davidson motorcycle collision left the motorcycle driver in critical condition. The broadside collision occurred at 128th Street and University, in Waseca.
The injured cyclist is Mark H. Williams, 53, of Waldorf. He was airlifted to St. Mary’s Hospital, Rochester. He sustained multiple injuries. The garbage truck driver was not injured.
State Patrol reported that the motorcyclist was not wearing a helmet. They will continue to investigate the accident.
Garbage Truck Collisions
Garbage trucks create several unique safety concerns for nearby drivers and pedestrians.
- Garbage trucks have to navigate narrow streets and alleys, with limited maneuverability and visibility.
- Garbage trucks make many stops and some of them are unexpected.
- All too often objects and trash fall off of the garbage truck, creating a hazard.
- Garbage trucks are susceptible to mechanical failure because of the driving conditions and so many unique moving parts.
Minnesota Garbage Truck Accident Attorney
Any time a collision occurs, the people involved can be traumatized and overwhelmed. That is even more true when the collision is with a garbage truck. It is helpful to talk to someone that will listen and offer guidance. Our attorneys have years of experience. They will review the facts of your case and tell you whether it has merit. Call 612-TSR-TIME or submit our free consultation form.