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Waste Pro Driver Comes to the Aid of Injured Florida Sheriff

For Immediate Release                                

Media Contact: Melissa Catalanotto
Corporate Communications Manager

VOLUSIA COUNTY, FL – March 22, 2021 – Volusia County Sheriff Mike Chitwood is out of the hospital and recovering from a hit-and-run that occurred while he was riding his bicycle – and luckily, a Waste Pro Driver was in the right place at the right time.

Sheriff Chitwood was riding his bike in Port Orange, FL on March 18 when he said a distracted driver hit him and drove away. Waste Pro Driver Allen Ramos of the company’s Daytona Division saw the crash happen and captured it on video via the 3rd Eye 360-degree cameras that are on board each Waste Pro truck. Ramos also stopped his truck to call 911 and make sure the Sheriff was okay.

Sheriff Chitwood tweeted thanks to Ramos while recovering in the hospital: “To Allen Ramos, the Waste Pro truck driver who witnessed the crash, got it on video and pulled over to give me a hand: I will never forget what you did for me.”

A woman has been arrested in connection to the crash. Sheriff Chitwood suffered minor injuries and says he is “lucky to be back on my feet.”

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Waste Pro USA, Inc. is one of the country’s fastest-growing privately-owned waste collection, recycling, processing, and disposal companies, operating in ten southeastern states. Waste Pro, with revenues exceeding $770 million, serves more than two million residential and 40,000 commercial customers from over 75 operating locations. Waste Pro is headquartered in Longwood, Florida, and maintains approximately 300 exclusive municipal contracts and franchises.