HOLLYWOOD, FLA. (WSVN) - Residents in one Hollywood neighborhood are dealing with a stinky situation.
The driver of a dump truck heading westbound on Sheridan Street Wednesday morning said a pickup truck driving eastbound lost control and crashed into the front of a home near North Dixie Highway, just after 5:30 a.m.
The driver said the reason he had to hit the brakes was because the driver of the pickup truck crossed lanes right in front of him before slamming into the house.
“He must have been coming at super high velocity, and he lost control over there, hit the median and was practically airborne and ended up in there,” said Manny Fernandez, who was driving the dump truck. “I had to abruptly stop. Luckily, he didn’t hit me.”
According to Hollywood Police, the pickup truck driver lost control while driving over train tracks.
Fernandez said since he had to abruptly stop to avoid crashing into the truck, the fertilizer he was hauling spilled. He said it even broke through the window and came into the bed of the truck.
“It busted my window. The weight of it came in through the cabin, and it was all up on me. Luckily, the seat protected me most,” he said. “I was not completely submerged.”
7News cameras captured the refined human waste on the ground, fence, on the crashed red pickup truck and on the front of the dump truck.
Luiz Marina, who lives in the house the pickup truck crashed into, woke up to the commotion.
“I saw a lot of things on the ground, and it was bigger than what I imagined,” she said.
The westbound lanes of Sheridan Street were partially shut down due to the crash as utility crews worked to shovel, scoop and suck up mounds of the fertilizer from the road.
At one point, Fernandez said he had to get back in the truck to put it in reverse. It’s hard to call him lucky, but at least he walked away.
“Terrible day, but I’m alive, and everything’s good. That’s all that matters,” Fernandez said.
Fernandez said the driver of the truck got out of the vehicle and walked away from the scene.
It remains unknown if police are searching for the pickup truck driver.
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