WATCH: Dump truck driver runs red light, almost hits building

Sarasota police say this close call should serve as a warning not to run red lights. Take a look at the video.

This is the intersection of Bee Ridge Road and US 41 in Sarasota. As the light turns red, a dump truck in the middle lane keeps going – as a car going the opposite direction starts to turn. The truck narrowly misses that car and oncoming traffic. It then jumps a curb and finally lands in a parking lot, nearly hitting a building.

No one was hurt. The driver, Todd Masters, of Port Charlotte, was given a citation for failing to stop at a red light. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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