PORTVILLE – After ambulances and fire trucks left the scene of a three-car accident at State Route 417 and Promised Land Road here early Wednesday afternoon when two motorists were taken to Olean General Hospital for treatment of minor injuries, a Westons Mills volunteer firefighter who remained at the scene for traffic control collapsed in the middle of the intersection.

State Trooper John Zeigler used an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) from his patrol car as fire fighters men rushed to the aid of the stricken man. Zeigler administered a shock to the victim, and firefighters continued CPR until the stricken man began breathing again. Declining to identify the ailing firefighter, State Police said he also was taken to Olean General Hospital and is expected to make a full recovery.