A Portland garbage truck driver made an illegal turn at 5:50 in the morning. He struck a pedestrian crossing the street and severed his leg above the knee!

A Multnomah County court sentenced the driver to community service and suspended his commercial license for a year (plus a small fine).

The 44-year-old victim and his wife want $37 million from the waste company.

The company says the driver is 100% at fault and he should be on the hook for the $37 million. The court hasn't decided on that yet, but since he was performing his duties during the accident he should be covered by his employer's insurance, right? Unless maybe he's a contractor? It will be interesting to see how that plays out.