JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The city is putting young athletes in danger.
That's what parents and coaches say. They’re not getting a kick out of the city driving garbage trucks on the field during matches.
Parents at Ed Austin Regional Park in Fort Caroline were shocked Sunday morning when a city sanitation truck drove right onto the fields while six matches were being played.
"We got kids parents all out here," said parent and coach Dwayne Dull, "[and] he’s driving a trash truck right onto our fields.”
Action News passed those concerns to city officials who told us when a field is busy, scheduled trash pickups will inevitably occur at times during games.
Mayor Alvin Brown's spokesperson, Debbie Delgado, told Action News, "The drivers are very mindful during game times and take every precaution when driving through and picking up trash at parks with playing fields. They drive at very low speeds and utilize the fields’ perimeters when servicing these parks during game times.”
"That’s great they’re cautious," said Arlington Football Club President Jack Sisk, "But one accident is all it takes."