Rudolph Skakel, 55, killed after unoccupied garbage truck begins to roll down Northern Boulevard in Roslyn, NY
Modified Date:Wed, 11/04/2015 - 11:30am
Accident Date:Friday, May 15, 2015
A 55-year-old Long Island, New York, man was killed when his garbage truck started rolling as he stepped out of it to pick up trash containers, authorities said.
At about 6:13 a.m., 55-year-old Rudolph Skakel had just exited his garbage truck to collect trash when it began rolling down Northern Boulevard. He ran and jumped onto a step on the passenger's side of the truck in an attempt to control the truck, but was killed as the truck crushed him against a utility pole. His death has been ruled an accident.
Topics:Driverless Cars, Accident Type - Commercial Truck Accident, Special Circumstances - Commercial Vehicle
County:Nassau County, NY
Area:New York, NY