Garbage Truck Slams Into Castro Valley Home
CASTRO VALLEY (CBS SF) – A Castro Valley home suffered extensive damage Thursday morning when a 24-ton dump truck careened into the front entrance after sending a parked vehicle into another home.
At about 10:15 a.m., a garbage collector had left the truck on Cristy Way near Joseph Drive to collect a cart when the truck rolled down a hill, spokeswoman Karen Stern said.
The truck pushed a parked vehicle into a home before crashing into a second home, Stern said. No injuries were reported.
“This is highly unusual,” she said. “We’re all interested in determining what happened.”
Chopper 5 captured video of the aftermath of the incident.
Stern said safety is a priority at Waste Management, and noted that drivers start their days with a checklist to assess the mechanical safety of their vehicles.
Stern said the driver involved has been with Waste Management for at least 10 years.
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