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01/15/08 - TYLER

Worker Seriously Injured After Being Hit by Garbage Truck

A Tyler man is seriously injured after being hit by a garbage truck Monday afternoon.

Police responded to the accident around 4:45pm Monday in an alley behind the 200 block of West Ninth street.

Tyler Police say 28-year-old Jason Javtic was working as a contracted labor employee when he was hit by a City of Tyler Solid Waste Collection truck.

Javtic reportedly suffered severe trauma and was transported to a local hospital. He underwent surgery and is expected to survive, according to Patrol Sergeant Tommy Lewis.

The driver of the truck was questioned and released by police. Tyler Police say there are no charges expected to be filed in this case.

Cody Lillich, Reporting. clillich@kltv.com

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