2 lumber company workers use forklift to rescue crash victim
Posted 10:24 a.m. Friday
BERGEN, N.Y. — Two employees of a western New York lumber business were in the right place with the right equipment when they used a forklift to rescue a woman from a burning car.
Brian Frew and Ross Gingrich tell Buffalo's WGRZ-TV (http://on.wgrz.com/2isl82n ) they were making a delivery Thursday afternoon when a vehicle broadsided another at a nearby intersection in the town of Bergen (BUR'-jihn), 15 miles southwest of Rochester.
Gingrich says he and Frew used the forklift being transported on their flatbed truck to raise one of the vehicles to free a woman who had been partially ejected from her vehicle, which had caught fire.
Other passers-by used several fire extinguishers to put out the flames.
State police say the woman and the other driver are expected to recover.
The cause of the crash is being investigated.