Man clearing trees hit by driverless truck

Austin, TX – A man in his 50s was hit by a vehicle while working on the side of the road. The man, who worked for a private tree service was clearing trees on the side of the road to prepare for future paving of the roadway. While he was working and unmanned trucking that was towing a chipper started rolling towards him. It jumped a barrier, veered off the road, struck the man, and pushed him down the hill.

Other workers and neighbors ran to help, but there was nothing they could do. The accident is under investigation.

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