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Lawnmower, pickup truck crash in Savannah sends two to hospital: Injuries considered non-life-threatening

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On July 18 at approximately 10:43 a.m., the Clyde Fire Department was dispatched as mutual aid to the town of Savannah, following reports of a lawnmower accident.

Initial reports indicated that a passerby had seen a lawnmower crash into a guardrail, with the operator nowhere to be found.


Multiple units from the Clyde Fire Department, including Rescue 16 (R-16), Rescue 2 (R-2), and Cars 2-1 & 2-4, were sent to the scene.

Upon arrival, the situation became clear: the lawnmower had been struck from behind by a pickup truck, hurling the operator some 40 to 50 feet down an embankment and wedging the mower under the guardrail.

While firefighters managed traffic and assessed the vehicle, the another crew evaluated the patients and administered initial care.


Wayne County EMS, en route from Lyons with two rigs, took over patient care upon arrival.

Both the driver of the pickup truck and the lawnmower operator were transported to nearby hospitals for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.

The combined efforts of the New York State Police, Wayne County Sheriff, Wayne County EMS, and both the Savannah and Clyde Fire Departments contributed to the successful response.