Police say man dumped from N. Ind. trash bin into garbage truck narrowly missed being crushed

ELKHART, Ind. (AP) — Police in northern Indiana said a man who was apparently sleeping inside a large trash bin narrowly missed being crushed by a garbage truck. Police Lt. Ed Windbigler said an Elkhart Truth newspaper carrier spotted the 42-year-old man on top of the garbage truck about 4 a.m. Thursday and yelling for it to stop. Windbigler said the man fell to the pavement before emergency crews arrived and underwent surgery for injuries that included a possibly lacerated liver and spleen.

Windbigler said the truck's driver had compacted its load just before dumping the bin holding the man or he likely would have been crushed.


Information from: The Elkhart Truth, http://www.etruth.com