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.”
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.