NORTH HORNELL — An early morning crash left the driver of a vehicle injured Monday on county Route 66.
Firefighters from the Arkport, Hornell, and North Hornell fire departments responded to a one-car motor vehicle entrapment Monday at 5:40 a.m.
Upon arrival, firefighters found a car into a tree with the driver — Scott Twarozek, 51, of North Collins — entrapped inside. The driver's feet were trapped in the car as firefighters removed the left front and left rear doors with hydraulic cutters. The B-post and the back of the driver's seat were also taken out of the car.
According to Ryan Bentley, investigator for the New York State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation in Wayland, Twarozek was traveling eastbound on Interstate 86 when his vehicle veered off the road for unknown reasons.
Firefighters performed a rapid extrication of the driver onto a backboard and assisted ambulance crews with packaging the patient. North Hornell firefighters shut down the roadway for the duration of the incident.
The victim of the crash was transported to St. James Mercy Hospital before being transferred to Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester due to the extent of his injuries, according to Bentley. Twarozek suffered two broken ankles, two broken ribs and a collapsed lung in the accident.
New York State Police based out of North Hornell responded to the scene.