BELLEVUE, Neb. (WOWT) — A Bellevue man was cited for careless driving Monday after he hit a sanitation worker. The incident was caught on camera by Austin Griffith.
“Here’s the Durango, he’s backing up, and there he hits him and pinches his leg under,” Griffith told 6 News. “Pulls right up next to it and starts blaring his horn. I mean it was immediate.”
Griffith was at a job site in Bellevue when an SUV turned on to 34th Street off of Looking Glass Drive.
Police said the man driving was upset because the garbage truck blocked the road. Griffith says his co-worker told him to start recording.
“He told me ‘pull out your phone’ because it was obvious something was going to happen,” he said. “Pretty soon. He starts rolling down the window and starts yelling at the guys.”
That’s when police say Jesse Witzke got out of the garbage truck to ask the man to move. Griffith says Witske was polite about it but apparently it wasn’t the answer 62-year-old Dennis Stenner wanted.
“He started going in reverse. We thought he was just going to back up. But then it put it back in drive and went forward and hit him,” Griffith said.