Garbage truck driver has 2nd deadly accident in 6 months

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After a garbage truck struck and killed a man at East 152nd Street and Jackson Avenue, the city Business Integrity Commission and the nonprofit Transportation Alternatives want the driver's license suspended.

They say it was the driver's second fatal accident in the last six months.

But police have not charged him. They say the victim was not using a crosswalk at the time of the crash.

The driver works for Sanitation Salvage, a private trash company.

"We are anguished by this terrible tragedy and send our deepest, most heartfelt sympathies to the families of those who were lost," a company spokesperson said.

The Business Integrity Commission says it is investigating Sanitation Salvage and can initiate the process to revoke the company's license. It is working with the NYPD to see what action can be taken against the driver.

And Transportation Alternatives claims Sanitation Salvage has had previous safety violations that warrant a suspension of its license, which the company is disputing.

"We believe that our safety standards and our drivers' record over the course of millions of miles traveled since the founding of our company in 1984 merit a continuation of our practice and do not warrant a revocation of our license," the Sanitation Salvage spokesperson said.

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