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Fatal crash involving garbage truck under investigation

Nov 25, 2012

A collision between a garbage truck and car has resulted in two deaths and one serious injury.

According to several reports last week, a garbage truck en route in North Bellmore, Nassau County (N.Y.), collided with a car on Tuesday afternoon. The driver of the large garbage collection truck was uninjured in the accident but the impact killed two of three people in the 2002 Hyundai Accent that was hit by the garbage truck.

One eyewitness to the incident told it sounded like an explosion when the vehicles collided. According to that report, the garbage truck is owned by Jamaica Ash and it entered an intersection courtesy of a green light at Camp Avenue and Newbridge Road in Bellmore, N.Y.

The truck driver in this incident drove about two blocks after the accident until realizing what had happened. Police told NBC that they do not expect charges to be handed down, especially against the driver of the garbage truck.

Details on the incident remain sparse. The two who lost their lives in the incident likely died upon impact with the garbage truck. They were seated in the front seat of that vehicle at the time of the incident. A third person, seated in the back seat, was critically injured by doctors told the press that she's likely to command a full recovery effort.

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