Thanks to an alert garbage truck driver, a couple in Spokane, Washington are still alive after a recent, bizarre incident.
Thanks to an alert garbage truck driver, a couple in Spokane, Washington are still alive after a recent, bizarre incident around 7 in the morning.
The couple, along with their dog, had been sleeping in a dumpster. The truck driver picked up the container and unloaded its contents into the back of the vehicle.
"The garbage truck driver noticed someone screaming in the back of his truck when he stopped at that light on 2nd street. The dream pulled over right after he heard those screams for help." [KXLY]
That small effort saved two human lives. Spokane Firefighters responded to the scene and found the couple and their pet in the back of the truck.
Crews estimate they fell about 5 feet after the dumpster was emptied into the vehicle. The truck was mostly empty at the time of the incident.
The driver had only run the compacter one time prior to unknowingly picking up the family. The lack of debris in the back contributed to their survival.
Both the man and woman were transported to the hospital as a precautionary measure, but neither one was seriously injured. The dog’s condition was not released.