HATTON, MI — Eric Eddignton was identified by officials as the man that was hurt in an accident with a garbage truck in Hatton, Michigan on Tuesday, February 24th, 2015. Several news reports said that the accident happened sometime Tuesday morning.
Eric Eddington was hurt when the Chevy Trailblazer he was driving collided with a garbage truck while driving on Highway 127. Police believe that the Trailblazer struck the rear of the garbage truck.
Eddington was taken to the hospital with unspecified injuries.
Officials from Clare County are investigating the accident.
Scene of the Accident
View of the Road
Many would automatically assume that because the driver rear ended the garbage truck in this accident, that they’d be faulted, but are there other possibilities? Absolutely. The truck’s brake lights could have been covered in trash grime, or snow, or dirt from the road, making them nearly invisible. In this scenario, how would the victim have seen the truck slowing or stopping in front of them? Were there photos from the accident scene? If there are, this detail could mean quite a big difference in how this accident is viewed.
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