Garbage truck driver seriously injured in Courtland Twp. crash

COURTLAND TOWNSHIP, Mich. — The driver of a garbage truck was seriously injured Monday after being struck in Kent County.

The Kent County Sheriff’s Office says the crash happened at about 10:46 a.m. on Myers Lake Avenue south of 14 Mile Road in Courtland Township.

The garbage truck was stopped in the road and the driver was standing on the back of it removing paint cans when police say a southbound vehicle hit him from behind.  He was pinned between the truck and the other vehicle, according to a release.

The man suffered serious injuries to his right leg and was taken to the hospital by Aero Med.  His name was not released.

Myers Lake Avenue was closed after the crash but has since reopened.

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