Man pinned by tractor trailer crash

By Anna Norris

May 15, 2014 Updated May 15, 2014 at 5:27 PM EDT

Endicott, NY (WBNG Binghamton) A New York State Department of Transportation worker was taken to the hospital after being pinned between a construction vehicle and tractor trailer in Endicott.

It happened around 10:30 a.m. Thursday on the Route 26 Southbound ramp, just off of East Main Street.

The Endicott and Endwell fire departments had to pull the DOT worker out after he became wedged between the two vehicles.

Endicott Police said DOT employees were paving the ramp, when a tractor trailer came too close coming around the bend.

According to the Endicott Fire Department Chief, the worker was standing next to a paver that was hit by a tractor trailer, leaving him pinned.

"It's exceptionally important for trucks to be careful because they've got a wide turning radius. This is a very sharp corner, especially when the lane is narrow, it may be difficult, if not impossible, for the truck to make that turn," said Sgt. Laurie Sorensen, Endicott Police Department.

The worker suffered non-life threatening injuries and was taken by ambulance to the hospital.

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