Driverless garbage truck wreaks havoc, and wrecks home, on Nelson Street

Jan Meldrum

Photo Ken Clavette

On May 27, a garbage truck sped backwards down the Nelson Street hill, across Somerset, and crashed into 442 Nelson St. after hitting a Hydro pole. The building was evacuated and specialized firefighters had to shore it up after the truck from Waste Connections was removed. Ottawa Police told IMAGE that the case has been closed with no charges laid. They confirmed that, at the time, the driver was involved in duties outside the truck. The police would give no other details. No one at Waste Connections was available for comment.



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