AUSTIN, TX – A garbage truck operated by the City of Austin hit and seriously injured a child on a bicycle yesterday afternoon, KVUE reports.
The incident occurred at the intersection of Mustang Chase and Hereford Way, on the city’s northwest side. Police responded to the scene by 3:20 p.m., and emergency responders took the child to Dell Children’s Medical Center with injuries deemed serious but not life-threatening.
The driver of the garbage truck stayed at the scene and cooperated with police.
A neighbor who witnessed the accident believed speed played a factor, and asserted that trucks frequently drive through the neighborhood too fast for conditions.
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