Two Daytona Waste Pro Drivers Jump into Action After Car Crash

May 10, 2024

2 Min Read
Courtesy of Waste Pro

DAYTONA, FL – Two Daytona Waste Pros are being hailed as heroes after being the first on the scene of a traffic accident and jumping in to help save both drivers.

Waste Pro driver Andre Roberts and helper Carlos Harrel were on their daily route and observed a horrific traffic accident involving two vehicles that collided head-on at the intersection of Dunn Avenue and Jimmy Ann Blvd in Daytona, FL.  Immediately after witnessing the crash, both Waste Pros got out of their truck to lend a hand and see how they could help the drivers. They noticed both drivers were in and out of consciousness and needed immediate medical attention. Both vehicles appeared totaled, and they saw smoke coming from one car that quickly ignited into flames. Without hesitation, they rushed to the drivers’ aid. Carlos and Andre pulled one of the drivers through their car window and carried her to a safer location. Using their Waste Pro training, they then deployed their truck’s fire extinguisher. The flames began dissipating when Daytona Beach Fire Department and local law enforcement arrived.

After the two drivers were cared for and transported to the local hospital, Andre and Carlos were met with an outpouring of gratitude from the Daytona Beach Fire and Police Department. Their heroic act was not only recognized but also deeply appreciated by the community.

“Some call it fate; others may say they were at the right place and time. As members of Waste Pro, we say that being the “Distinguishable Difference” means improving our environment and the quality of life in the community—the Waste Pro Way!” shared their route supervisor, Shawnathon Gordon.

Chief Operating Officer Keith Banasiak also said, “Words cannot express how grateful we all are that these Waste Pros took action! This is THE WASTE PRO WAY!” Both team members are being recognized by their local division management team and by Waste Pro's corporate team. 

About Waste Pro USA

Waste Pro USA, Inc. operates in ten southeastern states and is one of the country’s fastest-growing privately-owned waste collection, recycling, processing, and disposal companies. With revenues projected to exceed $1.3 billion in 2024, Waste Pro serves over two million residential and 100,000 commercial customers from over 90 operating locations. Waste Pro is headquartered in Longwood, Florida, and maintains approximately 250 exclusive municipal contracts and franchises.

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