TRAVERSE CITY — A garbage truck collision with a car sent three people to the hospital Wednesday morning, Traverse City Police Department officials said.

A 21-year-old Traverse City woman borrowed her friend’s 2022 Buick Encore to drive to work Wednesday morning, Lt. Matt Richmond said. As she was driving down Barlow Street at 11:28 a.m., a GFL truck clipped the front of the car. The impact caused the car to roll and threw the GFL driver from the truck.

After the driver was ejected, the truck ended up in a nearby backyard after running through multiple sections of a fence, Richmond said.

The truck driver, a 42-year-old Kalkaska man, the Traverse City woman and her passenger, a 26-year-old woman, were all transported to Munson Medical Center with injuries, officers said.

Richmond said the report did not indicate the severity of their injuries. But officers said they cited the truck driver for failing to yield the right of way.

The crash remains under investigation by the Traverse City Police Department.

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