On Dec. 14, 2017 at 9:03 AM, Patrolmen Jeffrey Ollerenshaw and Peter Tilstra and the Clinton First Aid and Rescue Squad were dispatched to 33 West Main Street for a report of an industrial accident involving a life threatening crushing leg injury. Patrolmen Ollerenshaw and Tilstra arrived within minutes and discovered the victim, a 58 year old Rockaway, NJ man had his leg run over by a trackhoe. While Ptl. Tilstra stabilized the man, Ptl. Ollerenshaw applied a tourniquet. Representatives of the Clinton First Aid and Rescue Squad arrived and the man was further treated. The man was air lifted to St Lukes Trauma Center, Bethlehem, PA.
Chief Matheis stated, “In all likelihood if the officers weren’t properly trained and equipped with trauma equipment including tourniquets and without their quick response and actions, the victim might not have survived the scene”
33 West Main Street was being demolished at the time of the accident.