2 seriously injured when garbage truck strikes power pole in Santa Clara

SANTA CLARA (KRON) — Two men were seriously injured when a garbage truck crashed into a power pole in Santa Clara Monday morning, a police lieutenant said.

The crash was reported at about 6:20 a.m. in the area of Lafayette Street and Walsh Avenue, just west of Mineta San Jose International Airport, Santa Clara police Lt. Dan Moreno said.

The victims were in a privately owned garbage truck and had to be extricated by emergency crews.

The two men were taken to a hospital to be treated for their injuries, which are considered serious but not life-threatening, Moreno said.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

Bay City News Service contributed to this report

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