Garbage truck loses control, drags unoccupied car down hill

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A City of St. John's garbage collection truck lost control on Chapel Street in downtown St. John's this afternoon and dragged a Toyota Corolla CE down over the hill where it came to rest against a Ford Escape SUV parked on Bond Street.

There were no injuries reported and the Toyota was parked on the hill and unoccupied.

RNC officers and city officials are on the scene investigating the accident.

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  • The Patriot
    March 25, 2014 - 19:33

    It's simple. The City of St. John's is incompetent. The system is flawed, broken (insert your favorite adjective). I have lived in this city 43 yrs and I have NEVER seen the snow clearing operations as horrible. The citizens of this city deserve better. Other municpalites are laughing at us. It's time to push the panic button on this issue and demand REAL change.

  • dontgetmestarted
    March 25, 2014 - 17:34

    And starting next Tuesday you'll have to cover that garbage that's buried under the snow

  • Gekko
    March 25, 2014 - 16:54

    These old streets aren't meant for cars at all, let alone heavy equipment. This is the sort of risk one accepts when choosing to live there,

  • Nicole
    March 25, 2014 - 15:21

    Narrow Streets + Street Parking + Snow = Barely enough room for a car to pass, let alone a garbage truck. Give the driver a break, it is slippery out there.

  • meme
    March 25, 2014 - 15:17

    From looking at the above pictures, it looks like the city streets have not been plowed nor salted. Maybe the blame should fall there.

  • Kilgore Trout
    March 25, 2014 - 15:15

    Rough couple of days for the City eh? Lucky nobody was killed.

  • Saucy Face
    March 25, 2014 - 14:57

    Paul Mackey" "Don't worry St. John's, we've got this."

  • Saucy Face
    March 25, 2014 - 14:56

    Paul Mackey" "Don't worry St. John's, we've got this."

  • Cost comparison
    March 25, 2014 - 14:52

    I wonder how much it costs to get that person a new vehicle as a posed top lowing the road. Doubt much was saved there.... Then again, the car may have been parked in the middle of the road. No one seems to be enforcing Any parking laws anyway

  • jen
    March 25, 2014 - 14:19

    Wow look at the snow on that road! Good job on the clean up there city hall! Doc is snoozing away I guess

  • Dee
    March 25, 2014 - 14:08

    By the sounds of it city workers need to take some Young Driver Courses,but then again if the streets were widened like they should be large trucks would be able to get by,soon you are going to see a pedestrian getting their clothing hooked in these trucks on these narrow streets.

  • rex
    March 25, 2014 - 14:01

    I guess not the city should rethink the layoffs, looks like they are not able to handle the snow clearing with the limited staff, and a major storm coming tomorrow>>>>>>

  • Mike
    March 25, 2014 - 14:00

    Who needs snow clearing staff?!

  • Michelle
    March 25, 2014 - 13:58

    Wow. I can't help but wonder if this would have happened if the streets were plowed. By the looks of things, the city isn't doing such a great job of snow clearing despite all of their reassurances. Surprise Surprise

    • Nicole
      March 25, 2014 - 15:24

      My car got caught in a deep snow pile on a hill and I had to get out and hope that me pushing it down and out of it didn't result in my car sliding down the hill...not good.