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Waste Pro recognizes employee for assisting mother, baby involved in crash

By Staff | Jun 23, 2021

Waste Pro road tech Chuck Curtis, who works out of the company’s Fort Myers Division, has been honored for his quick actions after a mother and her baby were involved in a car crash last month.

On May 28, Curtis was on his way to a road call on North Tamiami Trail when he witnessed a dump truck collide with a sedan, causing the car to spin in front of the truck, get pushed, and end up in a dry 10-foot-deep ditch.

Curtis pulled over and quickly ran into the ditch. The driver’s side door had been damaged, so he could not open it. When he went around to the passenger side, he heard a screaming baby. He went to the back door, pulled the baby out, and then went back for the mother. Neither was hurt.

“We’re extremely fortunate to have people like Chuck who don’t hesitate to jump into action when they see someone in need,” said Division Manager Bill Jones. “He’s expecting his first baby in August, so this situation hit him especially hard.”

As a “thank you” for his actions, Jones rewarded Curtis with a Franklin Award of $100.

Source: Waste Pro