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Lucky escape

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

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Ron Bruning, of Girard,
(third from left), the driver of a Waste Corp. of Missouri trash truck, talks to others at the scene Monday afternoon about how an accident he was involved in occurred at the intersection of Third and Osbun streets. Bruning said he was on a local trash route when he hit a slick spot and began sliding. Bruning said he engaged the truck's air brakes, but the truck continued to pick up speed and continued to slide. He exited the cab of the truck before it left the road, knocking over a street sign and plunging down a hill into a wooded ravine where it became stuck. Wreckers later arrived to remove the truck. Local fire and police personnel responded to the scene. Bruning was not hurt in the accident.(Jason E. Silvers/Tribune) [Order this photo]



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