Potsdam man injured when truck strikes him
WAVERLY A 29-year-old Potsdam man was critically injured when he was struck by a truck early Saturday on Route 458 in the town of Waverly.
According to state police, Jason R. Rafter was standing in the highways southbound lane between Nicholville and St. Regis Falls, near the Lake Ozonia Road intersection, attempting to repair a trailer tire when he was struck by an oncoming vehicle just after 9 a.m.
Mr. Rafter was taken by St. Regis Rescue Service to Canton-Potsdam Hospital, Potsdam, where he was in critical condition before being transferred to Fletcher Allen Health Care, Burlington, Vt., late Saturday, Canton-Potsdam officials said.
Fletcher Allen officials were unable to provide an updated status on Mr. Rafters condition as of Sunday afternoon.
An investigation into the accident is pending, police said.