Groot Garbage Truck Clips Overhead Utility Lines at Miner and Prindle


AHFD Engine 2 in safety block position in the background of a Groot garbage truck that clipped utility lines.

Arlington Heights Fire and Police personnel responded to report of a Groot garbage truck that clipped power lines and other utility lines while traveling northbound on Prindle, just south of Miner Street. The garbage truck had its dumpster loader extended overhead when it clipped the utility lines Friday about noon. The force of the accident snapped a utility pole that also supported a Village of Arlington Heights street light.


Snapped street light pole lies on the ground at the southwest corner of Prindle and Miner.

Commonwealth Edison and Arlington Heights public works officials also responded to this accident. No injuries were reported. Power was lost to some homes in the neighborhood.