A viral video shows the moment an upstate New York garbage truck driver accidentally rips a bench out of the ground — sending a woman sitting on it to the pavement.
The unidentified woman was shown casually sitting on the bench in downtown Rochester, sipping a beverage as she watched the truck’s hydraulic arm come out to grab a nearby garbage can.
In so doing, the claw accidentally grabbed the edge of the bench’s right arm, yanking it out of the ground as it pulled the can back in — jolting the woman forward.
Her drink was also trashed, spilling as it flew out of her hand as she came to a stop just before hitting the truck on the edge of the street.
A witness quickly alerted the crew, with the woman stumbling forward again after her first bid to get to her feet.
The July accident was never reported, however — and only came to light late