Car hits liquor store, man airlifted

By Cory Willey

SHEFFIELD — A local man was emergency airlifted via helicopter following a single-vehicle accident on Home Road earlier this week.

The accident occurred at approximately 8:45 p.m. on Aug. 6, according to Sheffield Police Sergeant Ryan Kresiak.

The vehicle involved was a pickup truck, which ran off the road late Monday night, smashing through a few trees before coming to rest. The driver had to be extricated using the jaws of life, Kresiak said, a process that took over an hour.

“He was kind of pinned underneath the dashboard, but he was conscious when we got there,” Kresiak said. The driver was the lone occupant of the truck, Kresiak added.

The driver was then airlifted via Life Flight — an air ambulance — to Baystate Medical Center for treatment.

“He is in critical but stable condition,” Kresiak told the Record Wednesday afternoon.

Kresiak declined to provide the man’s name, stating that the department was still attempting to notify some members of his family.

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