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Trash truck overturns in Raleigh

Posted July 29, 2008

— A garbage truck overturned Tuesday just before 1 p.m. in the  Delta Ridge subdivision in northeast Raleigh.

The incident happened near the corner of Ashbury Cove Circle and Delta Vision Court.

The driver of the truck, Elijah Junior Shaw, said he was rounding a corner at five mph when the truck tipped onto its side. Shaw suffered a minor injury.

Raleigh police who responded to the wreck found tire impressions that contradicted Shaw's account of his speed. No charges have been filed.




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  • Z Man Jul 29, 2008

    When did Richard Petty start driving a garbage truck?

  • craig615537 Jul 29, 2008

    That STINKS

  • Adelinthe Jul 29, 2008

    What a load of garbage! ;o)

    Wish WRAL would put map links in their stories, so we could click and just see where it happened.

    Lazy of them not to.

    God bless.

    Rev. RB

  • momof3inNC Jul 29, 2008

    Maybe he swerved to miss something in the road? Unless he was doing about 45 and just lost control? Let the guessing games begin since once again, we have no details!!

  • freetospeak Jul 29, 2008

    Looked like maybe he was going a little fast around that curve, huh?

  • smizzzz Jul 29, 2008

    Northeast huh?