A  driver for Eagle Trash Service escaped serious injury when his truck slipped off  the road at Church Road and?SW 70th Street, northwest of Augusta, early Thursday afternoon.

The large trash truck was off the northeast corner of the intersection before workers from?Arrow Trucking in Wichita up-righted. it again.


A  driver for Eagle Trash Service escaped serious injury when his truck slipped off  the road at Church Road and?SW 70th Street, northwest of Augusta, early Thursday afternoon.
The large trash truck was off the northeast corner of the intersection before workers from?Arrow Trucking in Wichita up-righted. it again.
The driver, who did not give his name, said seat belts kept him from injury, but he was in a state of shock for moments after the incident.
Motorists passing by the scene stopped to see if he was injured. Two of them reportedly had nurse’s training and checked him out at the scene before going on.
He said he was sore in parts of his body, but the seat belts kept him in the truck cab and from suffering greater injury.
The driver estimated he had 9 tons of trash in the truck collected from western Butler County and was on his way to the county landfill, south of El Dorado, when the accident happened.
The truck carried an “I’d Rather Be Golfing” tag on its front bumper.
Thursday, the driver agreed with that statement.