MARBLETOWN, N.Y. (NEWS10) – Police say a freak accident happened on a NY highway while crews were doing construction in Marbletown and one person is in serious condition in the hospital.
Authorities say on May 16 the Highway Department was re-surfacing the asphalt on Whitfield Road in Ulster County, town of Marbletown, on the eastern border of the Catskill Park 55 miles south of Albany. The driver of the paver, Daniel Styles, was standing on the operating platform when another town worker who was operating a compacting roller, failed to see that the paver had stopped.
The roller collided with the paver, pinning Daniel Styles’ right leg between the roller and the paver, causing serious injury.
Daniel Styles was airlifted to Albany Medical Center for emergency medical treatment and is currently in serious but stable condition.
State Police were assisted by the Kripplebush Fire Department, Marbletown First Aid, Mobil Life, and Life Net.
The cause of the accident is still under investigation.