DEALE, Md. – On August 23, 2022, at approximately 11:15 a.m., Southern District officers were dispatched to a traffic crash on Broadwater Road near Blaine Lane. The investigation would reveal that a 2022 trash truck was making its scheduled refuse pickups along eastbound Broadwater Road when it encountered a wide-bodied dually pickup truck heading westbound.
This section of roadway is narrow with no shoulders. Both the dually and trash truck attempted to pass each other safely when the two right wheels of the trash truck left the roadway’s edge, dropped, and sank in the mud.
This, in turn, caused the trash truck to trip and roll onto its right side. On the back of the trash truck were two employees working as refuse collectors.
One was able to jump from the rotating truck uninjured however the second rider was unable to free himself from the truck. The truck landed completely on its right side and on top of the second employee.
The pickup truck and trash truck did not collide.
Anne Arundel County Paramedics pronounced the second employee dead at the scene. The second employee was transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner’s Office (OCME) in Baltimore, where an autopsy will be conducted to determine the exact cause of death.
The Traffic Safety Section is investigating.
2022 Freightliner HX620
Edward Pierre Grant Jr, 28-year-old male of Middle River, No Injuries
Bates Trucking Co. Inc
4305 48th St.
Bladensburg, MD 20710
Francisco Javier Medero , 54-year-old male of Glen Burnie, Fatal Injuries
A serious driver error on the part of the 28 year old trash truck driver. It’s so very sad that the other worker couldn’t “free himself” in time to jump off the back of the truck.
I hope MOSH is investigating. Was either driver charged. I don’t think it was driver error, just two big trucks trying to get by each other on a narrow rural rode – getting stuck in the ditch happens all the time.
It hurts so bad that LuLu lost his life at a place he worked for over 11th s. He was always laughing and getting fresh with me. I’m gonna miss him so much.
MY PRAYERS GO OUT TO THE FAMILY.. LULU YOU WILL BE MISSED. NO MORE GOOD MORNINGS BEFORE I PUNCH IN FOR WORK …
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