Man Airlifted Following Rollover In Pitcher

By: Zachary Meseck

Man airlifted following rollover in Pitcher A man was pinned in a vehicle rollover in Pitcher Wednesday night and airlifted to the Syracuse Medical Hospital early Thursday morning following what police describe as a mechanical failure. (Photo by the Marathon Area Volunteer Ambulance Corps)

PITCHER – A man was airlifted after being pinned in a rollover in the Town of Pitcher, but law enforcement said his injuries don’t appear to be life threatening at this time.

According to Chenango County Sheriff’s Office Lieutenant Joshua Gould, a 911 call was placed around 12:10 a.m. Wednesday night with a report that a man was trapped under a truck after an accident on Pitcher Springs Road in the Town of Pitcher.

Gould said following an investigation it was determined that a male driver was driving with an occupant when his breaks failed. He said the driver wasn’t wearing his seat belt, and was partially ejected after taking a turn and rolling over in the vehicle."

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“At this point we believe that there was a mechanical failure, and his injuries appear to be made worse because he wasn’t wearing a seat belt,” said Gould. “It appeared that he suffered from broken legs from being pinned under the vehicle, but overall the injuries didn’t seem to be life threatening.”

“The passenger was wearing their seatbelt, and was treated for minor injuries.”

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