Police say man dumped from N. Ind. trash bin into garbage truck narrowly missed being crushed

ELKHART, Ind. (AP) — Police in northern Indiana said a man who was apparently sleeping inside a large trash bin narrowly missed being crushed by a garbage truck. Police Lt. Ed Windbigler said an Elkhart Truth newspaper carrier spotted the 42-year-old man on top of the garbage truck about 4 a.m. Thursday and yelling for it to stop. Windbigler said the man fell to the pavement before emergency crews arrived and underwent surgery for injuries that included a possibly lacerated liver and spleen.

Windbigler said the truck's driver had compacted its load just before dumping the bin holding the man or he likely would have been crushed.

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Information from: The Elkhart Truth, http://www.etruth.com

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