Garbage truck operator suffers life-threatening injuries
DUNKIRK TOWNSHIP—The operator of a garbage truck found pinned against the truck by a Chevy Malibu on Saturday morning was flown to University Hospital, Madison, with life-threatening injuries, according to a Dane County Sheriff’s Office news release.
Dane County deputies, Stoughton Fire and EMS plus MedFlight responded around 10 a.m. to the 400 block of Pleasant View Drive in Dunkirk Township to a report of a car vs. a garbage truck crash.
Upon arrival, they found the garbage truck operator pinned against the rear of the garbage truck by the car.
It took 45 minutes to free the person, according to the release.
The operator of the Malibu, which was the vehicle’s only occupant, was taken to a local hospital by EMS for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.
The crash remains under investigation by the sheriff’s office.
Names of those involved and the owner of the garbage truck are not being released pending notification of families.
Anyone with information about the crash is asked to call the Dane County tip line at 608-284-6900 or leave an electronic message at www.danesheriff.com.