Garbage Truck Plows Multiple Parked Cars In Brooklyn

A garbage truck driver plowed into at least nine vehicles in Brooklyn this past Saturday, while also knocking down trees near 60th Street and 19th Avenue in Borough Park.

According to witnesses, the man, 40-year old Anthony Castaldo, looked confused and even tried to run from the scene. Authorities however were right behind him, and managed to take him in, as reported by ABC7.

“I come out just to see where he is,” stated one witness. “I said what did you do here, how did you lose control of your car, or truck. He didn’t answer me. He jumped out, ran there, went all the way around on 19th Avenue and 59th Street and that’s where he ran into a chain-link fence, and that’s where they subdued him.”

The man was charged with reckless driving, leaving the scene of an accident and refusing to take a breathalyzer test. He also posted a $5,000 bail the following day and is currently free.

Meanwhile, a Viking Sanitation spokesperson released this official statement on the same day as the incident:

“Our company has a long track record of safety and we hold ourselves to high standards, including random drug testing for drivers. It appears that this driver failed to adhere to our standards and he was immediately suspended as part of the ongoing investigation of this serious incident.”

Thankfully, no injuries were reported.

 

  • Alfa Giulia QV

    The man was charged with reckless driving, leaving the scene of an accident and refusing to take a breathalyzer test.

    Refusing to take a breathalyzer test? That’s a red flag for me. He must have been on something and I’m curious to see how exactly he lost control of a garbage truck. He’s going to get fired if they find out something was in his system and he’ll probably do some time.

    • Jay

      He shouldn’t have received the keys in the first place. I also asuming he was driving by himself because if any coworkers where with him, they should suspected something was up with him long before this happened.

  • Jay

    Who in there right let this guy behind the wheel?

  • OdysseyTag

    Looking at the force in which the truck takes out the cars and trees, I’m glad nobody was in close range.

  • ProtectOurHeritage

    Brings back horrible memories of the Glasgow accident in 2014, which left 6 dead and 15 injured.

  • robotlogic

    Why on earth would they release him on only $5000 bail? He tried to run and he was obliviously impaired.
    He did an easy $100K in damage, why would he ever show up to court?

  • bonzomatic

    He was only suspended? Gotta love union gigs.

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