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Palm Harbor man dies after being hit by garbage truck

PALM HARBOR — A 65-year-old man died Wednesday morning after being hit by a garbage truck, authorities said.

James P. Algeri was walking east on the shoulder of Highlands Boulevard about 8:45 a.m. when he walked in front of a Solar Sanitation garbage truck, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. The truck had been turning from Glenmore Court onto Highlands Boulevard.

The garbage truck was driven by Joseph Oberer, 56, of Oldsmar, according to the FHP. Matthew Allen McRoberts, 33, of Largo was a passenger. The incident remains under investigation.

Palm Harbor man dies after being hit by garbage truck 04/18/12 [Last modified: Wednesday, April 18, 2012 3:06pm]

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