Garbage truck death sparks inspection worries

Days after a Fort Salonga woman was killed by a garbage truck that tipped over, questions are being raised about the safety inspections such trucks go through. Authorities say Deborah Shevalier was sitting

News 12 Staff

Jul 3, 2009, 11:43 PM

Updated 5,497 days ago

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Days after a Fort Salonga woman was killed by a garbage truck that tipped over, questions are being raised about the safety inspections such trucks go through.
Authorities say Deborah Shevalier was sitting in her car at a stop light when the truck tipped, crushing her Monday. According to police, the garbage truck?s brakes failed.
A News 12 Long Island investigation found that the state DMV lets Jet Sanitation, which owned the truck, and other large trucking companies inspect their own vehicles. Robert Sinclair, of New York AAA, says that doesn?t seem to be good policy.


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