At about 1:30 p.m. July 22, a truck in front of me at the intersection of Stoneybrook West Parkway and Winter Garden-Vineland Road dropped a 20-foot-by-6-foot aluminum box-beam that jammed under my Ford Expedition, ripping up a tire, causing yet unknown damage to the car and totally screwed up traffic at that busy intersection. The truck never stopped.
Winter Garden Police Department officers Sylvester Waters, Eric Clinger, Jason McSpadden and William Bartko were dispatched to the scene in response to our 911 call.
I am writing this for one reason only, and that is to praise the four officers that not only had the intersection situation under control quickly, but immediately managed to pry the large beam out from under my car and then teamed up to get the wrecked front left tire replaced with the spare and get us temporarily underway. We were returning from a medical appointment in Tampa.
Once again, I find another reason to be proud to be a resident of Winter Garden.
Praise to Police Chief George Brennan, the four officers and the entire department.
Paul F. Teryl