Sanitation worker pinned between truck, distracted driver’s vehicle

A sanitation worker loading trash into the back of a garbage truck was critically injured Thursday morning when a Dodge rammed the stopped truck and pinned him.

And doctors told Cobb County police they will amputate both of the man’s legs, according to Channel 2 Action News.

The wreck happened in the 5300 block of Austell Road, between Veterans Memorial Highway and Perkerson Mill Road, the television station reported.

Police are trying to determine why the Dodge’s driver was distracted and did not see the truck, which had its lights flashing.

The injured man, who works for American Disposal Services, was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital, where he was in critical but stable condition and undergoing surgery Thursday afternoon.

The Dodge’s driver was taken to WellStar Cobb Hospital with injuries police said were not serious.