A man was pinned under a truck that he was working on in Lynbrook on March 29 when the vehicle suddenly rolled forward as he disconnected its drive shaft. The Lynbrook Fire Department responded to the scene at the intersection of Merrick Road and Charles Street with its extrication team and emergency medical company. The victim stopped the truck from rolling with his body, pinning his head against the rear wheels.
Lynbrook Police Officer Doug King, who was first on the scene, wedged his police vehicle into the truck’s bumper to stop it from rolling into the street and crushing the man. Lynbrook firefighters then got under the truck and managed to free the victim. He was treated for minor cuts and transported him to a nearby hospital.