DPW truck crashes into Racine yard, driver taken to hospital

NOW: DPW truck crashes into Racine yard, driver taken to hospital

Updated: 2:35 p.m. on Oct. 29, 2019

RACINE, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Racine's Commissioner of Public Works, John Rooney, released the following statement on an accident involving a DPW employee and vehicle Monday morning:

"An employee of the Public Works Department was hospitalized following a single vehicle collision in the 2400 block of Shoop Street, just before 8 a.m. Monday morning. Our employee suffered a serious medical condition during the incident. The DPW truck was the only vehicle involved in the incident - there were no other injuries to persons or damage to other vehicles or property. While the accident is still under investigation and the cause of the crash remains unknown, we believe that when the truck turned the corner, the vehicle veered left, went up onto a curb and came to rest at a tree. At this point, our primary concern is the condition and well-being of our employee and his family. As we learn more, and in consultation with the family, we will release more information as it become available."


Posted: 11:45 a.m. on Oct. 28, 2019

RACINE, Wis. (CBS 58) -- The driver of a garbage truck in Racine was taken to the hospital Monday morning following a crash.

The incident happened before 8 a.m. near Shoop St. and Layard Ave. The truck hopped the curb and came to a stop in the grass.

A man that lives nearby said he came outside after seeing the commotion.

“It’s pretty wild. I looked out my window and saw flashing lights," Michael Rousar said. "I decided to get up and look out the window and I see this big garbage truck in the backyard."

There's no word on what caused the crash. CBS 58 has reached out to Racine Police for more information.

This is a developing story, stay with CBS 58 on-air and online for updates.

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