Pickup collides with Garbage truck

Aftermath of collision between: Allied Waste (Republic Services) truck pickup truck on Red Cliffs Drive, St. George, Utah, Nov.  7, 2013 | Photo by Drew Allred, St. George News

ST. GEORGE – Shortly after a minivan careened off the freeway near Stadium 10, close by, in an unrelated accident, a Ford pickup truck crashed into the rear end of an Allied Waste garbage truck.

The accident, a collision between a garbage truck and a pickup,  occurred in the shared parking lot of Ashley Furniture and Pineview Stadium 10 on Red Cliffs Drive around 9:14 a.m.

“It was reported that a pickup truck traveling east through the parking lot…ran into the rear passenger side of the Allied Waste Truck  traveling south through the parking lot,” St. George Police Officer Chad Pectol said.

No injuries were reported in connection with the collision.

The F-250 had to be towed away from the scene, but the Allied Waste Truck, owned and operated by Republic Services of St. George, sustained only minor damage and drove off.

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  • My Evil Twin November 7, 2013 at 2:59 pm

    So I am curious here. Is the idiot who was driving this pickup truck, related to the idiot driving the Grand Marquis at Telegraph and Green Springs? Sounds like both of them are totally senile, not to mention blind and dumb. Of course I realize that it is difficult to see a trash truck. They are so small. . .

  • DB November 7, 2013 at 3:55 pm

    My gosh, it seems like y’all were able to cover an entire morning’s news while barely having to repark your car!

  • Craig November 7, 2013 at 6:50 pm

    If only trash trucks were LARGER so other drivers could see it.

  • Mike November 12, 2013 at 10:15 am

    I have been in the trash business for 11 years and have investigated many accidents to find the route cause,. The pickup driver is and idiot for apparently being so close, BUT why on earth did the garbage truck stop so fast. He must have been traveling a a high speed in a parking lot to leave those skid marks behind it.
    He should not be driving that fast in that parking lot period and should not be behind the wheel of a garbage truck. Every accident is preventable even if others are idiots.

  • Mike November 12, 2013 at 10:16 am

    haha, i spelled “root” cause wrong.

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