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Neenah Leaf Collection Triggers AccidentSubmitted: 10/24/2012
Story By Associated Press

NEENAH - The Wisconsin State Patrol has forced the city of Neenah to find another method of collecting leaves after an accident that critically injured a pedestrian.

The patrol says Neenah's seven leaf collection trucks violate state law. The trucks have a front-mounted leaf collector.

Sergeant Tim McGrath says that poses vision problems.

Earlier this month, 43-year-old Daniel Robinson was struck and critically injured by a leaf collection truck in Neenah.

He remains hospitalized.

Public works officials say the collection units could be moved to the back of the trucks, but it isn't a quick fix.

The change would also turn what had been a one-person operation to a two-person job.

For now the city is raking the leaves off the curbs and using front-end loaders to deposit them in dump trucks.

(Copyright 2012 Associated Press - All Rights Reserved)

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