Garbage truck enters Hawthorne Park, NJ, 3 injured
HAWTHORNE – At least three people were injured after the brakes of a garbage truck gave way, crashed through a fence, rolled down an embankment and landed in Goffle Brook Park in Hawthorne on Tuesday, according to a report from ABC7 Eyewitness News.
Witnesses tell ABC7 Eyewitness News they saw the fleeing truck near the top of the hill on Brockhuizen Lane just as the brakes failed and began rolling down the street, picking up speed.
According to the ABC7 Eyewitness News report, two sanitation workers from the truck jumped as the vehicle headed for the park.
ABC7 Eyewitness news reports that after crashing through a fence, the truck slammed into a rock face inside Goffle Park. Without the wall, the truck might have landed in the creek.
The driver was reportedly hospitalized and the two workers who jumped from the truck were treated at the scene for their injuries, according to the ABC7 Eyewitness News report.
The cause of the accident remains under investigation.
Jen Ursillo is a reporter and anchor for New Jersey 101.5. You can reach her at email@example.com
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