ARKWRIGHT - On Saturday, David L. Overstreet, 39, of Westfield was injured when the wrecker he was operating for Mancuso's slid backwards on the slippery road toward the vehicle he was trying to winch out of a ditch on Cable Road. Overstreet was struck by the wrecker and then pinned between the wrecker and the bank of the ditch.
Alstar crew members worked to keep him stable and warm while wreckers from Mancuso's and Ellman's were called to the scene to help extricate Overstreet.
The Town of Arkwright highway department assisted by laying down sand to help the heavy equipment navigate the slippery roadway.
OBSERVER Photo by Daniel Riewaldt
Emergency personnel move accident victim David L. Overstreet to an ambulance for transport to Brooks Memorial Hospital.
Overstreet was extricated and transported to Brooks Hospital in Dunkirk for treatment of his injuries.
The Chautauqua County Sheriff's Department, Alstar, and the Forestville Fire Department reported to the scene.