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Garbage truck crashes off Highway 18 in Apple Valley and overturns

APPLE VALLEY, Calif. (VVNG.com) — A garbage truck driver is lucky to be alive after his truck crashed off the roadway and went several feet down a steep embankment where it landed on its roof.

It happened at about 4:17 pm on Wednesday, August 28, 2019, on the westbound side of Highway 18, just before Stoddard Wells Road.

Firefighters arrived on scene and found the Victorville City Sanitation truck over the side and on its roof. The driver had self extricated and sustained a minor laceration to his head but was not seriously injured.

No other vehicles were involved in the crash. At least two additional truck’s had arrived on the scene to help unload and transfer the waste. The weight of the load was not known.

The Apple Valley Sheriff’s Department is investigating the crash.

The truck went down an embankment not visible from the roadway. (Gabriel D. Espinoza, Victor Valley News)
The truck went down an embankment not visible from the roadway. (Gabriel D. Espinoza, Victor Valley News)
Only the top of the tires were visible for motorists passing by the crash.(Gabriel D. Espinoza, Victor Valley News)
Only the top of the tires were visible for motorists passing by the crash.(Gabriel D. Espinoza, Victor Valley News)

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