A Mildura Rural City Council employee escaped serious injury in a road accident involving one of the municipality’s garbage trucks on Easter Monday.
After collecting refuse from the Ouyen area the loaded truck was on its way to Mildura and had reached Hattah when it made a right hand turn on to the Murray Valley Highway.
Police said as it turned the truck tipped on it’s passenger side trapping the driver in the cabin.
Because of holiday traffic Police received multiple calls about the accident with Ouyen Fire Brigade, Ouyen SES, Mildura Police and two ambulance units attending.
Police said that special SES equipment was used to peel off the roof of the driver cabin so ambulance paramedics could release the driver.
He was then conveyed to Mildura Base Hospital with possible head injuries but his condition on Monday night was described as satisfactory.
Police said that while the driver did not have feeling in one side of his face at the time, his injury appears more to have been the result of concussion.
The City garbage truck was extensively damaged in the accident but with a new garbage truck to be delivered to the City shortly, refuse collection services may not be severely affected.