Garbage Truck Accident On Tobes Hill

February 24, 2023

The Hornell Police Department is investigating a single vehicle rollover accident which occurred on Tobes Hill at about 3:40pm yesterday afternoon. A Lippincott’s Rubbish garbage truck was traveling up Tobes Hill when the vehicle reportedly lost power and began sliding backward. The garbage truck left the west side of the roadway through a guardrail and rolled down an embankment approximately 50 feet into a backyard property on Dennis Ave. causing damage to a small shed. The operator of the truck was not injured and the passenger was treated for minor injuries at St. James Hospital and released.
The garbage truck was extracted from the embankment by B & W Towing with the help of Caward’s Tree Service and City View Towing.
The Hornell Police Department was helped at the scene by the Hornell Fire Department and the South Hornell Fire Department.