Man Trapped Under Truck
Story & photos by Ex Captain Steven Grogan
On Friday afternoon, March 29, 2013, the Lynbrook Fire Department was dispatched to a report of a man trapped and pinned under a truck at the intersection of Merrick Road and Charles Street. The Emergency Medical Company and the department's Extrication Team, under the command of Chief Anthony DeCarlo, responded to the scene. Firefighters arrived quickly along with Lynbrook police officers and found that the man, who was working underneath the truck in this Merrick Road driveway, was pinned after the truck rolled forward when he disconnected the drive shaft. The man's head was stopping the truck from rolling further down the driveway into the street. Police Officer Doug King who was first on the scene immediately wedged his patrol car up against the truck's bumper to stop it from rolling further. Firefighters climbed under the truck and were able to free the man and get him on a backboard. Medical Company personnel then took over and the man was placed on a stretcher and taken to the MEDCO's ambulance and transported to the hospital. The man suffered minor cut and abrasions to his head and neck.
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