Garbage truck overturns in Bradenton, badly injuring driver and passenger

2 Injured After Garbage Truck Overturns

BRADENTON, Fla. (WWSB) - The driver of a garbage truck and his passenger were badly injured in an accident in Bradenton on Tuesday.

Troopers say around 10:30am, 29-year-old Donald Mance of St. Petersburg was driving the garbage truck south on 66th Street West, approaching 53rd Avenue West, when he failed to negotiate a curve in the roadway.

Mance tried to counter steer, according to troopers, who say he over-corrected, causing the garbage truck to rotate and overturn on the shoulder of the road and a retention pond.

Mance was seriously injured. His passenger, 39-year-old Diquence Souffrant of Bradenton, suffered critical injuries.

Both were transported to Blake Medical Center.

Troopers say charges are pending the crash investigation.

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