Pickup/dump truck 9/19

A garbage truck tipped over after a collision with a pickup truck Thursday afternoon near 60th and Harrison Streets.

Omaha police say charges are pending after a pickup driver was seriously injured Thursday in a collision with a garbage truck near 60th and Harrison Streets.

The garbage truck’s driver was negotiating a curve on 60th Street when his truck entered the center of the road and struck the oncoming pickup, said Sgt. Jason Menning of the Omaha Police Department.

The driver of the pickup, 79-year-old Daniel Batenhorst, was pinned in his vehicle by the impact of the collision. After the garbage truck hit the pickup, it continued around the curve, tipping onto its side.

The Omaha and La Vista Fire Departments worked to extract Batenhorst. He was taken to Creighton University Medical Center-Bergan Mercy. Menning said his injuries were serious but not life-threatening.

The driver of the truck, Di’zuan R. Seavers, 24, was treated for a cut to his head but declined medical transport to the hospital. Charges against Seavers are pending, according to police. He was driving a 2007 Mack truck for Premier Waste Solutions of Omaha.

The Nebraska State Patrol’s Carrier Enforcement division is assisting with the investigation.

The crash, which was reported at 2:09 p.m., occurred on 60th Street just north of Harrison Street, Omaha Police Officer Phil Anson said.

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