Serious Injuries

Man Airlifted To Hospital After Being Run Over

A man was transported to an Erie, Pa., hospital after he was run over by a garbage truck Thursday in Sinclairville. The incident occurred on Edson Road. P-J photo by Eric Zavinski

SINCLAIRVILLE — A man was taken by helicopter to an Erie, Pa., hospital with serious injuries after he was run over by a garbage truck Thursday in Sinclairville.

The incident occurred at about 11:15 a.m. in the area of 2307 Edson Road. The person, who Sinclairville fire chief Joseph McKenna said was conscious and alert at the time, was removed from under the truck around 11:45 a.m.

He was immediately taken to a helicopter to be transported to UPMC Hamot in Erie, Pa.

McKenna told The Post-Journal it wasn’t immediately clear how the incident occurred. He said the man’s injuries were considered “borderline life-threatening.”

Volunteer firefighters from Sinclairville and Gerry responded to the incident, as did Chautauqua County EMS and the county’s medical director. Deputies with the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office were also at the scene.

Eric Tichy contributed to this story.

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