Police cited trash truck driver for causing violent crash with semi truck

Police say that the garbage truck driver got a ticket for Failure to Yield the Right of Way while making a left hand turn.

Garbage Truck

Wisconsin police shared dash cam footage of an intense crash between a semi truck and a a garbage truck as a reminder to drivers to making sure that all through traffic lanes are clear before entering an intersection from a stop sign.

The video was shared by the Manitowoc Police Department on October 1.

Police say that the crash occurred around 10:15 a.m. on September 30 at the intersection Memorial Drive and Mirro Drive in Manitowoc, Wisconsin.

From a police press release describing the crash:

MTPD Officers learned that a garbage truck, being driven by a 39 year-old Manitowoc male, was turning north onto Memorial Drive from Mirro Drive when a semi-tractor/trailer traveling south on Memorial Drive collided with the garbage truck in the intersection. The semi was being driven by a 52 year-old rural Manitowoc man. A 33 year-old Manitowoc female was a passenger in the garbage truck. All three subjects were injured as a result of the accident and they were transported to area hospitals.

Police say that the garbage truck driver was cited for Failure to Yield the Right of Way while making a left hand turn.

Press ReleaseAccident – Memorial Dr. & Mirro Dr.Dated: October 1, 2019Lt. Robert ArpsOn Monday, September 30th, 2019, at approximately 10:15 a.m., the Manitowoc Police Department was dispatched to the intersection of Memorial Drive and Mirro Drive, in the City of Manitowoc, for a report of an accident involving two large trucks. MTPD Officers learned that a garbage truck, being driven by a 39 year-old Manitowoc male, was turning north onto Memorial Drive from Mirro Drive when a semi-tractor/trailer traveling south on Memorial Drive collided with the garbage truck in the intersection. The semi was being driven by a 52 year-old rural Manitowoc man. A 33 year-old Manitowoc female was a passenger in the garbage truck. All three subjects were injured as a result of the accident and they were transported to area hospitals. All south and north bound lanes of travel on Memorial Drive were closed to vehicle traffic while the accident was being investigated. All lanes of Memorial Drive reopened at 5:05 p.m. on September 30th, once the trucks were removed and the roadway was cleaned of debris. The driver of the garbage truck was cited for Failure to Yield the Right of Way while making a left hand turn. The Manitowoc Police Department was assisted on scene by the Manitowoc Fire Department, the Two Rivers Police Department, the Manitowoc County Highway Department, Manitowoc-DPI, and the Wisconsin State Patrol. The attached audio/video is from a Maritime (City of Manitowoc) Metro Transit Bus. The video is a reminder of the importance of making sure that all through traffic lanes are clear before entering an intersection from a stop sign.

Posted by Manitowoc Police Department on Tuesday, October 1, 2019

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