The 27-Year-Old Was Smashed Between Two Trucks

NEW YORK(CBSNewYork) — Police are investigating an accident that almost cost a sanitation worker his left leg on Saturday.

A 26-year-old man was operating a Budget rental truck when it apparently slammed into a sanitation worker who was loading trash into the back of a garbage truck on East 4th Street, near Cortelyou Road in Brooklyn.

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The victim was pinned between the two vehicles and suffered a broken right leg and arm, his left leg was crushed above knee and nearly required amputation. The 27-year-old man was taken to Bellevue Hospital where he was stabilized.

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Authorities believe the driver of the truck may have fallen asleep at the wheel, he was not intoxicated. The incident remains under investigation.

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