A driver in a landscaping truck smashed a bus stop and several cars on N. Barton Street in Lyon Park Monday afternoon.
As of 4:45 p.m., Barton Street was closed between N. Pershing Drive and 9th Street N. as a result of the incident.
Witnesses tell ARLnow that the truck was being driven erratically and began to crash into cars and through the bus stop. A video shows it slowly backing onto the sidewalk, at a 45 degree angle to the street.
“It’s scary,” a crying child can be heard saying as the truck backs up and then pulls forward again.
“Hey stop, stop,” a woman yells. Finally, witnesses said, the driver stopped and police arrived.
In all, some 4-5 vehicles appear to have been damaged, including one pressed partially into the side of a house. The glass bus stop was completely demolished, and a public trash can smashed.
Police could be seen conducting a sobriety test on the driver as of around 4:30 p.m.
The truck is branded as belonging to Greenlink, a regional landscape design, maintenance and tree care company.
Vernon Miles contributed to this report. Bus stop photo via Google Maps.
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Topic: 2022 General Membership Meeting — NAACP Arlington Branch
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