by: COURTESY PHOTO: FOREST GROVE FIRE & RESCUE - The driver of a Waste Management garbage truck fell out of the vehicle Monday morning, according to emergency personnel. The truck plowed into a homes garage on Gales Way in Forest Grove. A pair of accidents involving a TriMet bus and a Waste Management garbage truck in Forest Grove sent two people to the hospital Monday, June 2.

A Waste Management garbage truck crashed into a house in Forest Grove at 7:40 a.m. Monday when the driver fell out of the truck “due to either a medical emergency or while turning the corner,” according to a post on Forest Grove Fire & Rescue’s Facebook page. The truck was turning left from Tara Court onto Gales Way when the driver fell from the vehicle, leaving the left door open as the truck continued on into the home’s yard and plowed three feet into its garage.

FGF&R responded to the scene and transported the driver to Tuality Community Hospital in Hillsboro. Two occupants of the house were not injured.

Early Monday afternoon, a car collided with a TriMet bus, injuring a bus passenger and blocking traffic in the right lane of the 2800 block of Pacific Avenue.

The accident occurred as the car pulled out of the Goodwill parking lot at 2903 Pacific Ave. and struck the westbound bus. Forest Grove Police and FGF&R responded, blocking off traffic for 30 minutes as the wreck was cleared and the injured passenger was taken to a nearby hospital.

The passenger’s injuries were not life-threatening, and no citations were issued, said Capt. Mike Herb, spokesman for the police department. “It’s a busy congested area there,” Herb said. “Folks need to be careful as they pull out of the parking lot.”

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