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Burrtec driver ejected, airlifted after crash at Victorville landfill

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A Burrtec employee was airlifted from VVGMC in Victorville. (Gabriel D. Espinoza, Victor Valley News Group)

VICTORVILLE, Calif. (VVNG.com) — A Burrtec employee was flown to a trauma center after he was ejected from a garbage truck at the dump in Victorville.

It happened on Monday, November 18, 2019, just before noon at the Victorville Sanitary landfill in the 18600 block of Stoddard Wells Road.

Sheriffs spokeswoman Mara Rodriguez told VVNG, “A Burrtec employee was driving on a dirt road towards the top of the dump when he hit a large bump in the road.

“The jolt caused him to lose control of the garbage truck and it drove off a steep embankment, rolling multiple times. The driver was ejected from the truck, possibly sustaining head injuries,” stated Rodriguez.

Firefighters requested a helicopter to transport the male to a trauma center for treatment. A Mercy Air helicopter landed at Victor Valley Global Medical Center and subsequently airlifted the male.

An update on his condition was not available at the time of the article.

This story will be updated as information becomes available.

(Photo by Brian Coleman)

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