FAIRBORN — A Fairborn man says a Rumpke garbage truck hit his parked car while they were picking up the trash, and this was not the first time someone hit his car.
Charles Reed told News Center 7 he left to run a few errands on Monday and drove the car he had in his garage.
“Around 1:30, I definitely noticed that the trash hadn’t been picked up yet, thinking it was just really late as it’s a morning trash pickup,” Reed said. “I come back, I notice the trash is gone, I see a dent in my car.”
Reed says he believes the first time his car was hit was on July 19th.
He blamed Rumpke trash and recycling for both dents.
News Center 7′s Haley Kosik reached out to Rumpke Wednesday night to get the full story.
A spokesperson said they have a record of both crashes, and Reed went directly to Rumpke after he found the damage in July.
She said Rumpke investigated, settled and closed the complaint.
“I got an estimate for close to $2,000, so in the end, they ended up offering me $500 saying, ‘you know, we’re doing you a favor, there’s no evidence of anything, sorry about that,” Reed said.
When Reed saw Monday’s damage, he went to both Rumpke and police.
Sgt. Nathan Penrod with the Fairborn Police Department told News Center 7he has not heard of any issues or similar incidents involving Rumpke.
Penrod said he looked for any previous incidents and accidents involving Rumpke, and the last was 2015.
“I can’t pay for another car. I can’t pay to fix these damages. Rumpke’s essentially causing me financial distress, emotional distress and anxiety,” Reed said.
Rumpke is looking into Reed’s second crash and told News Center 7 “We take every safety related matter very seriously, which is why we have a dedicated safety department that is tasked with conducting investigations and offer continued training to our employees.”
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