Garbage Truck Loses Control on Interstate 80
A garbage truck accident occurred on June 3, which resulted in serious injuries to the driver. The truck was moving westbound along Interstate 80 near Northgate Boulevard when it reportedly swerved suddenly, striking a Dodge Durango around 2:30 p.m. The collision with the Dodge, which was reported as parked at the emergency lane, caused the SUV to strike two people standing nearby. Authorities with the California Highway Patrol (CHP) reported that the reason the garbage truck swerved may have been caused by a problem with a tire. After striking the Dodge, the garbage truck broke through a guardrail and moved down an embankment.