WCCO EYE4 LOGO WCCO Radio wcco-eye-green01, ww color green

Local

Man Hospitalized After Garbage Truck Hits Train

View Comments
(credit: Jupiter Images)

(credit: Jupiter Images)

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up
Today's Most Popular Video
  1. High School Football Highlights: Aug. 29, 2014
  2. Good Questions: Minnesota State Fair Edition
  3. Mayor Calls For Review Of St. Paul Skyway Arrest
  4. How To Prep Your Yard For Fall
  5. Former Wis. Deputy Charged In Double Homicide

ROCKFORD, Minn. (WCCO) – A driver of a garbage truck west of the Twin Cities had to be airlifted to a hospital Tuesday morning after apparently colliding with a train, according to the Wright County Sheriff’s Office.

Authorities said the accident happened at about 6:30 a.m. at 5th Street in Rockford Township. The driver was airlifted to Mercy Hospital and is currently listed in stable condition.

The Wright County Sheriff’s Office said the Canadian Pacific train was headed eastbound in the area when it hit the garbage truck. They were assisted at the scene by the Buffalo Fire Department and the Minnesota State Patrol.

The accident is still under investigation.

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 1,818 other followers