This morning as I left my apartment for my quick walk to work I noticed 2 helicopters hovering over the neighborhood. As I got closer to the theatre I discovered that a garbage truck had smashed into a tree at the corner of 85th and Palatine. There were emergency vehicles and garbage trucks (to see if their buddy was alright) parked all over the place and N. 85th was shut down. The guy was still trapped in the cab and they were trying to get him out. After 90 minutes they pulled him out. I understand he has a broken leg and will be fine. Apparently the truck's axle broke and he lost control. To see pics and read the official news story, go here.
What a mess!