Four injured in West Union garbage truck accident

At least four people were injured, three of whom are in critical condition after a recent vehicular accident happened in West Union involving a garbage truck and a pickup truck.

Information coming from Fayette County authorities revealed that officers responded to a two-vehicle accident on Highway 18 at 6:43 in the morning. The collision reportedly happened when the garbage truck operator was attempting to reverse into a driveway from the highway and was struck by a pickup truck while moving backwards. The two occupants of the pickup and one pedestrian who was picking up the trash suffered life-threatening injuries. The garbage truck operator was also hospitalized due to his injuries, and the 23-year-old was cited by officers for unsafe backing upon a highway. The driver of the pickup truck will also be cited for driving with a suspended license.

Our attorneys at the LaMarca Law Group, P.C. in Iowa want to do everything we can to ensure that negligent drivers are held accountable so that accidents like this will stop happening so often. Call us at (877) 327-2600 if you have been injured by a reckless driver.


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