Worker in serious condition after rollover accident

A 20-year-old Independence Township man was critically injured when the trash-collection truck he was riding in rolled over, 10:09 a.m., Friday, Aug. 3.
The 20-year-old was the loader on the Advanced Disposal truck when the driver, a 45-year-old Independence Township man, drove off the road into an embankment on the east side of Reese Road, south of Deer Forest Court, and lost control, according to Oakland County Sheriff’s Office.
The embankment caused the truck, a 2014 Autocar Xpeditor travelling southbound, to roll over onto its right side.
The loader, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was partially ejected from the vehicle. He was pinned from the waist down, between the cab and the container when the truck rolled onto its side, according to the Independence Township Fire Department.
Seatbelt use is unknown for the driver.
According to social media posts, a passing motorist stopped, called 911, and held the injured man’s hand until deputies and firefighters arrived.
Independence Township firefighters freed him by using rescue air bags, and treated him for burns from vehicle fluids.
He sustained serious injuries and was transported to McLaren Hospital in Pontiac via the Independence Township Fire Department, then transferred later to DMC for treatment of his burns.
Alcohol and drugs were not a factor in this crash. The Crash Reconstruction Unit is assisting Oakland County Sheriff’s deputies with the Independence Township Substation in the investigation.

3 Responses to "Worker in serious condition after rollover accident"

  1. Angry father.   August 10, 2018 at 4:37 pm

    Just for your information I am the father of the loader of the truck and he was wearing his seat belt and it failed to stay fastened and he has a injury from the seat belt across his chest. I dont know who said this or printed it but it is a LIE. People need to know the truth not Lies told or printed. This is also in the Doctor’s report. Just because someone says it doesn’t mean it’s TRUE. Do to the faulty seat belt, faulty door and negligence of the driver my son will be affected by this for the rest of his life. Someone’s not doing there job…….

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  2. Angry father.   August 10, 2018 at 4:46 pm

    Another thing is that this needs to be fully investigated by everyone that can. There’s too much involved an too many questions not answered.

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  3. Get It Right   August 11, 2018 at 2:23 pm

    Let’s blame the injured victim. Get the whole story and verify facts before putting it out there. This young man was wearing his seat belt and has the injury to prove it. The truth will come out and I’m sure the author of this article will print a correct tion AND an apology to this young man, right?

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