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Garbage truck rollover injures two

Posted: June 3, 2014 - 12:05pm  |  Updated: June 3, 2014 - 1:44pm
A Columbia Waste worker who was standing on the back of a garbage truck that overturned on Columbia Road near St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Church sustained minor injuries when he was thrown clear of the truck. When a construction truck in front of the garbage truck stopped suddenly to make a left turn off Columbia Road the garbage truck was forced off the road to avoid a collision. Photo by Jim Blaylock
A Columbia Waste worker who was standing on the back of a garbage truck that overturned on Columbia Road near St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Church sustained minor injuries when he was thrown clear of the truck. When a construction truck in front of the garbage truck stopped suddenly to make a left turn off Columbia Road the garbage truck was forced off the road to avoid a collision. Photo by Jim Blaylock

 

Two garbage service employees sustained minor injuries after the truck they were in rolled into a ditch Tuesday morning.

Anthony Tutt, 43, of Thomson, was driving a Columbia Waste garbage truck east on Columbia Road near St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Church at about 10:30 a.m., when a truck backed out in front of him from a nearby construction site, according to Columbia County sheriff’s Deputy Chris Burnett. Tutt said that about 300 feet down the road, the truck driver put on his signal and stopped to turn left in Amherst subdivision.

Burnett said Tutt pumped the brakes to avoid hitting the truck, but the brakes locked up. The truck veered off the right side of the road and rolled onto it’s side in a ditch.

Tutt’s colleague who was riding on the back of the truck was thrown. The driver and his colleague sustained only minor injuries.

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