Dumpster Falls off Truck on I-565; Motorcyclist Badly Hurt (Utility Trailer)
October 15, 2008
From NewsChannel 19 Team Reports:
Huntsville Police are investigating a bizarre accident that happened Wednesday afternoon on I-565, near the U.S. Space and Rocket Center.
A truck hauling a full-size dumpster lost the dumpster, and it fell off the back and into the road, causing a bad wreck in the westbound lane.
Police say Aaron Alston, 20, hit the dumpster and was critically hurt.
NewsChannel 19's Jamie McGriff was there as it happened, and sent us the pictures you see to the left.
Police are still investigating, but say a pickup truck was hauling the dumpster on a trailer when it flew off. A driver for Parker Towing was passing by as the accident happened, and stopped to help get it out of the road.