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VIDEO: Sleeping Garbage Truck Driver Smashes into 13 Parked Cars

By Gwynne Hogan | August 23, 2017 2:42pm
 The garbage truck plowed into a line of parked cars totaling several.
The garbage truck plowed into a line of parked cars totaling several.
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Courtesy of Yeshiva World News

BEDFORD-STUYVESANT — The driver of a private garbage-hauling company fell asleep at the wheel  Monday morning and smashed into 13 parked cars — totaling several of them, according to police and a video of the incident.

The 44-year-old driver for the company Crown Container fell asleep at around 5:55 a.m.. police said, and as he barreled south on Nostrand Avenue just south of Flushing Avenue he drifted out of the bus lane into a row of parked cars.

No one was injured in the collision, which was first reported on by Yeshiva World News, but several of the cars are headed for the scrap heap.

The driver was not arrested or issued a summons of any kind, an NYPD spokesman confirmed.

Commercial trash hauler, Crown Container, owned by brothers Jerry and David Antonacci who inherited the business from their father, didn't return a request for comment on the incident immediately.

The collision comes amid growing scrutiny of the private garbage carting industry following three deaths by garbage truck drivers this year. Most recently, cyclist Neftaly Ramirez, 27, was killed by an Action Carting truck in Greenpoint in July.