DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – Two people are in the hospital after a crash involving a Rumpke trash truck Thursday afternoon.
Around 4:20 pm, Dayton Police say the trash truck is believed to have suffered a mechanical issue on Stanley Avenue just off of SR-4 and struck a white van, trapping two occupants inside.
That van was then pushed into the roadway, where it was struck by a minivan carrying four occupants.
The occupants of the white van were freed by emergency crews and taken to Miami Valley Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
No one inside the minivan, nor the driver of the Rumpke truck, were injured.
“We are incredibly thankful to the first responders for working so diligently and getting on scene so quickly,” said Randy Broadright, Safety Manager with Rumpke. “We are working closely with local authorities to investigate the cause of today’s accident and to clear the scene as quickly as possible”
The Ohio State Highway Patrol is on the scene, trying to determine if the trash truck’s breaks were working at the time of the accident.
A large amount of fluid from the truck leaked onto the roadway and will need to be cleaned up before the whole area reopens.