Arkansas 911 News

Garbage Truck Crash Closes Amity Road For 11 Hours – GARLAND COUNTY


Posted by Arkansas 911 News Chief Editor Paul Maddox

The Garland County Sheriff’s Patrol investigated a garbage truck vs. utility pole yesterday afternoon on Amity Road at the Albright Road Intersection.

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Evidence at the scene showed that the Westbound garbage truck exited the right side of the pavement, immediately dropped down into a steep ditch, continued Westbound for a short distance and stopped…partially rolled onto it’s passenger side.

Lake Hamilton Fire & Rescue Troops arrived quickly and determined that the pole had been damaged.  LHFD Chief Davey closed Amity Road to all traffic due to safety reasons involving the pole(s) and electric lines.

The shut down resulted in LOTS of people and a school bus(s) having to detour around the scene.  LHFD ultimately placed barricades for Entergy Troops and then went to bed.  They were awakened again around 1AM to go retrieve their barricades because all of the electrical repairs had been made and the road was ready to be opened.  Amity Road was closed at this spot for approximately 11 hours.

No injuries were reported that I am aware of.

Tillery’s Towing took charge of the wreckage and removed it from the scene.