A 39-year-old Westfield man was injured Saturday night when he became pinned by a wrecker he was operating as he attempted to winch a vehicle out of a ditch, according to the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office.
Other wreckers responded to Cable Road in the Town of Arkwright to extricate David L. Overstreet.
He was transported to Brooks Hospital in Dunkirk.
Shortly before midnight, the wrecker Overstreet was operating for Mancuso’s Service Center slid backward on the slippery road towards him and the vehicle, the sheriff’s office said.
Overstreet was struck by the wrecker and then pinned between the wrecker and the bank of the ditch.
First responders worked to keep Overstreet stable and warm while wreckers from Mancuso’s and Ellman’s Garage were called to the scene to help extricate Overstreet. Town highway department employees assisted by laying down sand to help the heavy equipment navigate the slippery roadway.