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A sanitation truck apparently collapsed while driving over a speed bump in Flatts this morning.

The truck was driving along North Shore Road near the gas station when the front and back part of the vehicle were said to have separated.

It is understood that traffic is backed up in the area as a result.

Calshea Wilson, waitress and captain at the new restaurant Village Pantry, at the former Rustico location, said she was working in the restaurant close to 10am when she heard a loud bang outside.

When she went outside she saw the vehicle stuck on the speed bump.

She told The Royal Gazette: “I saw that the sanitation truck had collapsed and was stuck on the speed bump. It can't move, it looks undrivable. The driver is directing traffic and it probably needs to be towed away.

“Thankfully there was no spill. The restaurant is running as normal the customers are inside talking.”

A truck was seriously damaged after going over a speeds bump in Flatts today (Photograph by Blaire Simmons)
A truck was badly damaged after going over a speed bump in Flatts today (Photograph by Blaire Simmons)

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Published November 30, 2016 at 10:25 am (Updated November 30, 2016 at 10:53 am)

Waste truck ‘collapses’ in Flatts

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