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Gregory Perenich
28 December 2021

Garbage Truck Driver Hits 7 Stopped Cars

A garbage truck driver slammed into seven parked cars at a traffic signal on State Road 52 just west of Suncoast Parkway, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

One driver died, one was seriously hurt and, five others received minor injuries from the impact.

The massive pileup occurred about 3:50 p.m. on Monday on S.R. 52 at an intersection where Canyon Boulevard to the north and Silver Palm Boulevard to the south meet.

Seven vehicles were stopped at the traffic light when the garbage truck, driven by a 56-year-old New Port Richey man, failed to stop. The garbage truck collided with an SUV and continued forward, smashing the six other vehicles.

Four of the seven cars caught fire and burned. The driver of the first impacted car, a 24-year-old male, suffered fatal injuries.

At Perenich Law Injury Attorneys, we have a personal responsibility to serve those who have been injured on Florida’s roadways due to negligent actions. We understand the pain and suffering that these accidents entail. By providing information on these local crashes, we hope to raise awareness of the impact that these tragedies have in our everyday lives.

The information in these posts are taken from publicly available sources. Photos are not meant to be representative of the accident itself. If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in an accident caused by someone else’s negligence, please contact our experienced Tampa Bay car accident attorneys today to schedule a free consultation.