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Waste Pro Employee Rescues Mother and Baby in Crash

For Immediate Release                               

Media Contact: Melissa Catalanotto
Corporate Communications Manager

FT. MYERS, FL – June 23, 2021 – Waste Pro Road Tech Chuck Curtis, who works out of the company’s Ft. Myers, FL Division, is being honored for his quick actions after a mother and her baby were involved in a car crash.

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 10-foot-deep ditch. Thankfully, there was no water in the ditch at the time.

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. Luckily, neither of them were 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.

About Waste Pro USA

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 $790 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.