Recology driver hurt in garbage truck...

Recology driver hurt in garbage truck rollover in Centerville

There are 22 comments on the Chico Enterprise-Record story from Apr 13, 2010, titled Recology driver hurt in garbage truck rollover in Centerville. In it, Chico Enterprise-Record reports that:

A truck driver for Recology escaped serious injury about 9 a.m. Monday when his 15-ton refuse hauler slipped off rain-soaked Helltown Road and tumbled down an embankment.

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Do not play nice

Menlo Park, CA

#1 Apr 13, 2010
A GARBAGE truck driver escaped injury when his GARBAGE truck slipped off the road and tumbled down an embankment.
GARBAGE company officials were working on a plan to haul the truck back up the embankment.
The truck was not loaded with GARBAGE at the time of the incident.
It's a GARBAGE TRUCK, A GARBAGE COMPANY,GARBAGE MAN BE PROUD. Glad you are okay.
Recology, sounds like a throat lozenge.
Mark

Chico, CA

#2 Apr 13, 2010
Police and firemen are not the only ones who deserve our thanks for doing a hazardous job.
Frank Stein

Chico, CA

#3 Apr 13, 2010
Perhaps he should slow down? If he's the driver that comes down my dead end street, he drives WAY too fast all the time.
love doctor

Lodi, CA

#5 Apr 13, 2010
Why is a garbage truck should not be on that road! The road is not designed for that weight nor wide enough for heavy trucks? Folks living there need to bring there garbage to a drop off area to keep the driver safe and keep from destroying there road with heavy traffic. Give me a break! this was an avoidable accident! So now a person is injured and a truck wrecked thousand of dollars wasted for what garbage! people living on roads such as that need a regional drop off area where a large truck can pick up there waste and turn around safely!
John

Paradise, CA

#7 Apr 13, 2010
love doctor wrote:
Why is a garbage truck should not be on that road! The road is not designed for that weight nor wide enough for heavy trucks? Folks living there need to bring there garbage to a drop off area to keep the driver safe and keep from destroying there road with heavy traffic. Give me a break! this was an avoidable accident! So now a person is injured and a truck wrecked thousand of dollars wasted for what garbage! people living on roads such as that need a regional drop off area where a large truck can pick up there waste and turn around safely!
what are you talking about? you have no clue on how roads are made or rated. A truck going up that road ounce a week isn't going to do crap to that road.

Now someone does need to go out and inspect low branches. Due to heavy rain etc.. there might be some low ones that under law need to be taken care of. Hell that truck isn't much taller than a PGE bucket truck so if he can't make it then those people will have a bad day if the lines need to be worked on.
OES

Anderson, CA

#9 Apr 13, 2010
love doctor wrote:
...people living on roads such as that need a regional drop off area where a large truck can pick up there waste and turn around safely!
Another idea is to send some smaller trucks into those areas that are capable of transferring their smaller loads into the larger trucks. Also, their engines would be much quieter than those loud, obnoxious sounding Detroit Diesel engines on the larger trucks.
Old Timer

Roseburg, OR

#10 Apr 13, 2010
OES wrote:
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Another idea is to send some smaller trucks into those areas that are capable of transferring their smaller loads into the larger trucks. Also, their engines would be much quieter than those loud, obnoxious sounding Detroit Diesel engines on the larger trucks.
Oh yes the canyon dwells deserve quiet more than the city dwellers... NOT!
HTown

United States

#12 Apr 13, 2010
Of course if that was done your trash rates would need to go up to pay for the additional expense and you would snivel about that.Some peoples ability to think through an idea is truely lacking.
OES wrote:
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Another idea is to send some smaller trucks into those areas that are capable of transferring their smaller loads into the larger trucks. Also, their engines would be much quieter than those loud, obnoxious sounding Detroit Diesel engines on the larger trucks.
Trucker Dude

United States

#14 Apr 14, 2010
So where exactly did the soft ground give way? It looks like there was no shoulder and he just drove off the road. Probably going too fast to stop for the low limb.
HTown

Dunnigan, CA

#16 Apr 17, 2010
Perhaps you should go to the DMV and read the commercial drivers handbook. Sometimes it is better to remain silent and have people think you are ignorant than to open your mouth and remove all doubt.
Regular garbage trucks drivers are NOT commercial drivers either ,they may have class B license...class B is not commercial...jackasses!
HTown

Dunnigan, CA

#17 Apr 17, 2010
The second paragraph was a quote from the Recology fan number 1.
Recology Fan Number 1

Chico, CA

#18 Apr 21, 2010
oh wow i accidentally added a 's' where it should not have been. thanks for pointing out that i am 's' challenged HTown....
just so we are clear...class B license is NOT a commercial license people. Class A is commercial. reasearch that at DMV.
Recology Fan Number 1

Chico, CA

#19 Apr 21, 2010
apparently i cant spell altogether. RESEARCH
HTown

United States

#20 Apr 21, 2010
I am sure glad you let me know this.Next time I go to the DMV to take the multiple tests for my "A" license I can tell the DMV to shove that "B" test because a recology fan #1 says I don't need to take it.
You should ride the bus (commercial "B" needed to drive) down to the DMV,pick up the current commercial drivers handbook and have someone read it to you. They can tell you that a commercial "B" is needed for any vehicle over 26k lbs,any 3 axle over 6K lbs and a commercial "B" with endorsements is needed to drive a bus,even the small bus that you must have ridden during the few years you went to school.
Recology Fan Number 1 wrote:
oh wow i accidentally added a 's' where it should not have been. thanks for pointing out that i am 's' challenged HTown....
just so we are clear...class B license is NOT a commercial license people. Class A is commercial. reasearch that at DMV.
juanutty

Atlanta, GA

#21 Apr 21, 2010
Recology Fan Number 1 wrote:
you nay-sayers are all IDIOTS. He was PARKED and the road gave way. Know about what kind of 'trash' you're talking about before you spew your BS on the internet.
Where does it say that he was parked and the road gave way? This is what I read from the story:

Sentner was driving north on Helltown, about a half-mile from Centerville Road, when he became concerned about clearing a low-hanging tree limb and steered left to approach it at the highest point.

Soft ground beside the gravel road gave way and the truck overturned down an embankment, coming to rest on the driver's side.

Fischer said Sentner claimed to be going about 20 mph at the time.

And you know "about 20mph" really means 30 or more...too fast to stop for a tree limb!
Isn't that right Teddy?
Seriously

Chico, CA

#22 Apr 25, 2010
Maybe you should get your facts straight juanutty. The news/newspaper isnt always truthful!
juanita

Chico, CA

#23 Apr 27, 2010
And you know the facts mr orvlle trlr prk trsh?
Maybe if you hadn't told the CHP that you were going 20mph when you drove off the road, we might consider believing that you stopped when you saw this limb blocking your path, got out of the truck to cut it down with your handy dandy chainsaw when the road gave way and the truck rolled over...oh, and you asked CHP not to test you as required by law when a commercial driver is involved in an accident because you are not considering yourself a commercial driver since all you are what you haul mr recology fan
John

Chico, CA

#24 Apr 29, 2010
juanutty wrote:
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Where does it say that he was parked and the road gave way? This is what I read from the story:
Sentner was driving north on Helltown, about a half-mile from Centerville Road, when he became concerned about clearing a low-hanging tree limb and steered left to approach it at the highest point.
Soft ground beside the gravel road gave way and the truck overturned down an embankment, coming to rest on the driver's side.
Fischer said Sentner claimed to be going about 20 mph at the time.
And you know "about 20mph" really means 30 or more...too fast to stop for a tree limb!
Isn't that right Teddy?
Ok at first I was pissed when I was going to agree with you on the "parked" v driving..

But thank you for tossing it all down the drain when you accused him of doing more than 30..

If you had any clue then you can see by how that truck is sitting there he wasn't going that fast at all. My guess is he was doing about 20 up to when he noticed a low branch but when he slid you can see it was ass first and you can see very small amount of road went with it and that right there show he was maybe 5 to 10 tops.

Then you can also see that CHP didn't fine him and if they thought it was his fault they would have.

And really even if he was going 30 to 35 it would have been ok on that road..
Recology Fan 1

Chico, CA

#25 Apr 30, 2010
juanita wrote:
And you know the facts mr orvlle trlr prk trsh?
Maybe if you hadn't told the CHP that you were going 20mph when you drove off the road, we might consider believing that you stopped when you saw this limb blocking your path, got out of the truck to cut it down with your handy dandy chainsaw when the road gave way and the truck rolled over...oh, and you asked CHP not to test you as required by law when a commercial driver is involved in an accident because you are not considering yourself a commercial driver since all you are what you haul mr recology fan
MS ....its MS.. not MR -dumb @$$.
and try actually spelling , not this kiddie trlr prk trsh u dmb bch
HTown

Los Molinos, CA

#26 Apr 30, 2010
Whats wrong? Need to pick on her(?) after I have proven you to be a moron?
Recology Fan 1 wrote:
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MS ....its MS.. not MR -dumb @$$.
and try actually spelling , not this kiddie trlr prk trsh u dmb bch

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