OSSIPEE MAN TAKEN TO HOSPITAL AFTER FALLING ON ROUTE 16

by Christian Mower on June 19, 2012

THE CHIEF OF THE CENTER OSSIPEE FIRE DEPARTMENT SAYS A WEST OSSIPEE MAN WHO APPEARED BE IN HIS EARLY THIRTIES WAS TAKEN TO A HOSPITAL MONDAY AFTERNOON AFTER HE APPARENTLY FELL ON THE SIDE OF A BUSY ROAD.

MIKE BROWNELL SAYS HIS DEPARTMENT AND OSSIPEE VALLEY EMS WERE CALLED TO ASSIST WEST OSSIPEE FIRE AND RESCUE AFTER A REPORT CAME IN SHORTLY BEFORE 3 P.M. A MAN WAS LYING ON THE SIDE OF ROUTE 16.

BROWNELL FOUND THE MAN IN THE BREAKDOWN LANE SOUTH OF WARDS BOAT SHOP. THE CHIEF SAYS SOME CARING CITIZENS HAD STOPPED TO TRY TO HELP THE MAN. ONE PERSON HAD GOTTEN A TOWEL TO HELP STOP THE BLEEDING.

BROWNELL SAYS IT APPEARED THE MAN MIGHT HAVE BEEN WALKING ON THE GUARD RAIL AND FALLEN ONTO THE ROAD, INJURING HIS KNEE. RESPONDERS WORKED TO STOP THE BLEEDING FIRST, THEN PUT THE VICTIM ON A BACKBOARD AND TOOK HIM TO HUGGINS HOSPITAL.

BROWNELL SAYS THE VICTIM COULD HAVE FALLEN AS MUCH AS FOUR FEET FROM THE GUARD RAIL TO THE ROAD.