Antrim man pinned beneath vehicle
ANTRIM — A young man was injured Wednesday after the white sedan he was working on in his driveway fell from its supports and trapped him underneath the vehicle. He was airlifted to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center.
Tylor Bloom, 19, of Antrim was outside of his Goodell Road home working on his vehicle when police received a call at 2:02 p.m. Wednesday with a report from a neighbor that Bloom’s arm was pinned underneath the engine block.
The firefighters and ambulance crews arrived shortly after police, and were able to remove Bloom from underneath the vehicle. Fire Chief Mike Beauchamp, who did not respond to the call because he was in Keene, said other members of the department noted Bloom was having trouble breathing.
Antrim Officer Brian Reopel, Bennington Police Chief Steve Campbell and others shut down Route 202 where Goodell Road feeds into it, in order to clear space for a helicopter landing zone.
Bloom was airlifted to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, where he was treated for injuries. He returned home and was doing well as of Monday, according to police .
According to Jay Hennessy of the Antrim Fire Department, one of Bloom’s neighbor’s happened to open a window seconds after the car slipped off its jack stands and pinned Bloom’s arm under the engine block. The neighbor heard him yelling and called the police.
“Our response was very quick,” Hennessy said in a phone interview Monday. “We were just getting back from a call in Deering, so we happened to be at the station. If we weren’t able to get there for another 10 to 15 minutes, the outcome may have been different.”
Hennessy said the man could have died.
The Fire Department used a hydraulic lift to free Bloom from underneath the car. He was placed on a stretcher and transported to the Dartmouth helicopter, which arrived about 10 to 15 minutes after being called, Hennessy said.