Texas Pride Disposal Truck Driver Struck by Moving Vehicle After Forgetting Parking Brake
Authorities are investigating a fatal crash that occurred on Monday, November 13, at 340 South Wayside Drive. The incident involved a 44-year-old male who was found deceased around 2:40 p.m.
The identity of the victim is awaiting confirmation by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.
The incident unfolded at approximately 12:30 p.m. when the male, operating a front-end loader garbage truck for Texas Pride Disposal, entered the parking lot at the specified address.
Around two hours later, a concerned witness noticed that the truck had not left the area. Upon investigation, the witness discovered the male unresponsive in the space between a dumpster and a wooden fence. Houston Fire Department paramedics responded to the scene and pronounced the man deceased.
A preliminary investigation suggests that the male, the sole occupant of the truck, may have exited the vehicle without setting the parking brake. Subsequently, the truck moved and struck the driver as he stood near the fence and dumpster.