Homeless man survives being crushed in garbage truck

Police say a homeless man survived but suffered two broken legs after the trash bin he was sleeping in was dumped into a trash truck.

Police say the 51-year-old man was asleep in the industrial recycle bin early Thursday when the truck driver picked it up and crushed its contents before moving on to the next site.

The Kansas City Star reports the driver heard screaming at his next stop in Grandview and found the man in the back of the truck.

The victim told police he heard the trash truck but wasn't able to escape before the bin was dumped into the truck.

Doctors said both of the man's legs were broken and he might have suffered other injuries but he will survive.