Shocking video shows garbage truck smashing into multiple cars and hydro poles in Toronto
A wild accident involving a garbage truck, at least five parked cars, and multiple hydro poles in Etobicoke created quite the mess on Dixon Road this morning, and a security camera managed to capture the whole things on the video.
The clip, shared by multiple news outlets on social media, shows the moment the driver of the garbage truck lost control on the city's icy roads and mounted the curb before colliding with several parked cars and hydro poles.
The garbage truck also managed to somehow push a 600-pound boulder into the middle of the road while driving through multiple front lawns of houses lining the street.
A security camera at a house on Kentroyal Drive captures the moment a garbage truck lost control on a sloped stretch of Dixon Road this morning, striking trees, vehicles, and homes. @680NEWS @CityNews pic.twitter.com/CWV0QK6jHG— Mark Douglas (@Douglas680NEWS) February 5, 2021
According to Toronto Police, officers were called to the area near Royal York Road Friday morning around 7:05 a.m. with reports of a multi-vehicle collision.
Upon arrival, they found that the garbage truck had tipped over and was leaking fuel.
COLLISION:— Toronto Police Operations (@TPSOperations) February 5, 2021
Dixon Rd + Roxaline St
- reports of a multi vehicle collision
- 1 vehicle has rolled over@Toronto_Fire is o/s
- police o/s
- garbage truck leaking fuel
- unknown injuries
- expect delays in the area @TTCnotices #GO227473
In an update shortly after their first tweet, TPS said wires were down in the area.
"Roads are icy," they wrote. "Salt trucks on the way."
🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨Mayhem on Dixon 🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨— Kyle.Taylor (@livingbyyyz) February 5, 2021
Continued thread. More pictures from the scene on Dixon early this morning pic.twitter.com/yxAg9L7J2h
Up until noon on Friday, multiple roads surrounding the accident were closed as police and traffic services investigated the scene and cleaned up the mess.
As of Friday afternoon, police are still left trying to piece together what exactly caused such a horrible accident.
The driver of the garbage truck fortunately only experienced minor injuries, and, judging by the footage from the incident, it certainly could have been much, much worse.
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