Garbage truck driver cited after power line incident


SIDNEY — Shaun Daniel Hurley, 46, of Lakeview, was cited with operating without reasonable control after a one-vehicle crash involving a garbage truck and power lines on Thursday at 3:38 p.m.

Hurley was facing southbound on Karen Avenue near Taft Street driving a garbage truck owned by Republic Services. He just dumped trash in the bucket and moved forward with the bucket up. When he tried to bring the bucket back down, overhead power lines got caught on the bucket, causing two poles securing the lines to snap in half.

The area was without electricity until the poles and lines could be repaired.

Compiled by Charlotte Caldwell

Compiled by Charlotte Caldwell