Columbus garbage truck in minor accident

A Columbus garbage truck was in a one-vehicle accident Friday afternoon.

Driver Daniel Babcock had parked the truck around 1:05 p.m. at 11196 County Line Road, backing it up to a trash bin, Columbus police said. With the emergency brake on, Babcock walked to the truck's rear and pulled a lever, which caused the engine to accelerate.

The truck moved backward, hitting a power pole and the wooden trash bin, both of which received slight damage.

Babcock wasn't injured.