UPDATE: Newark Avenue Still Closed After Garbage Truck Hits Parked Car

By Brian Shields

Mon Jul 21st, 2014 6:14am America/Los_Angeles

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NEWARK (KRON) — Newark Avenue remains closed during the Monday morning commute after a large garbage truck hit a car and knocked down some power lines.

Newark police tell KRON 4′s Terisa Estacio the Waste Management truck was travelling southbound on Newark Avenue at about 4:30 a.m. when it hit a parked car and came to a rest against a tree.

The force of the accident knocked some hot power lines down into the street. PG&E crews have since removed the power lines and police have hauled away the parked car. The garbage truck remains on the scene and Alameda County firefighters are containing a small diesel spill.

The driver of the truck sustained only minor injuries. He was taken to the hospital for treatment.

We’re tracking a hot spot in Newark where police are urging people to avoid the area of Newark Blvd and Lafayette Ave. because of the accident.

Stay tuned to the KRON 4 Morning News, the KRON 4 Mobile App, and KRON4.com for the latest on this developing story.

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