Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed Against GreenWaste Recovery

A wrongful death lawsuit has been filed in San Jose, California by truck accident attorney Mark Boskovich of the law firm of Cerri, Boskovich and Allard. The lawsuit alleges that a recycling truck owned by GreenWaste Recovery rolled through a stop sign and struck a pedestrian who was crossing his neighborhood street.

Tragic Incident Captured on Doorbell Camera

According to the complaint, the incident occurred on January 22, 2024 in San Jose. Mr. Silvino Eloy Garcia, a San Jose State University graduate, was on his morning walk near Bellarmine College Prep. High School when he began to cross the intersection at McKendrie and Elm Streets. The recycling truck owned by GreenWaste Recovery allegedly did not stop at the stop sign and struck Mr. Garcia from behind, running over his body. Mr. Garcia died of his injuries four days later.

“My client was several steps into the intersection, and was crossing safely and legally,” said attorney Mark Boskovich. “Sadly, a neighbor’s doorbell security camera captured the entire tragedy and shows the truck rolling through the stop sign.”

Victim Was a Beloved Community Member

Mr. Garcia was a well-known and respected member of the San Jose community. He walked in his neighborhood every morning and was familiar with the area and the garbage and recycling trucks that frequented the streets. He and his wife operated a small business for 17 years, allowing them to put their two children through San Jose Catholic schools.

About GreenWaste Recovery

GreenWaste Recovery is a company engaged in neighborhood garbage collection and recycling services in San Jose. It provides weekly yard trimmings and monthly street sweeping services to all residences, and calls itself Northern California’s premier recycling and waste management service provider.

The fatal incident remains under investigation by the San Jose Police Department.

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