Dump Truck Flips Over While Unloading Contents in Neighborhood

Mt. Juliet, Tenn. – A dump truck flipped over at a residential construction site while unloading its contents. On Friday, August 14, 2015 around 12:10 p.m., officers were dispatched to the 400 block of Brownstone Street in the Hickory Hills neighborhood in reference to a rollover crash with injuries, involving a dump truck. Upon arrival, officers found a dump truck, on its side, in the front yard of a home.

Preliminary investigation revealed that the dump truck operator had just backed up to a home construction site to unload the contents of the dump bed. In the process of unloading the contents of the bed, the ground below the dump truck shifted, which caused the dump truck to lean and roll onto its side. At the time of the roll, the dump bed was extended. The 55-year-old male dump truck operator was treated for minor injuries by Wilson County EMA medics on the scene, but he was not transported to a hospital. The dump truck was hauling dirt and rock.

Residents are asked to avoid the 400 block of Brownstone St while crews work to remove the wreckage. The wreckage should be removed by 2:30 p.m.

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