Worker Hurt Trying To Stop Runaway Truck On Campus

One man was injured after police said his truck rolled down a hill on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus and pinned him to a light pole.

The incident happened on Monday at about 4:40 p.m. on the corner of Charter Street and Linden Street.

According to police, a landscaper was contracted to do work at UW, and was driving a truck carrying a load of sod. He parked the truck near the corner of Charter and Linden, but the truck began rolling down a hill.

Police said the landscaper tried to stop the vehicle, but he was injured after he was pinned between the truck and a light pole. The driver suffered some broken bones and was kept in the hospital overnight for observation.