OBSERVER Staff Report
A fiery three-car accident near the intersection of Routes 20 and 60 in Fredonia injured a Dunkirk woman Tuesday afternoon and turned three people into good Samaritans.
According to the Fredonia Police Department report of the 2:35 p.m. accident, a pickup truck driven by Herman C. Ruhlman Jr., 63, of Frewsburg, was traveling south on Route 60. As he slowed for a red light, a car driven by Cynthia M. Webb-Szot, 51, of Dunkirk rear-ended his vehicle. The collision pushed Ruhlman's vehicle into a southbound Jeep driven by Eileen Painter, 39, of Jamestown.
OBSERVER Photo by Matt Panebianco
This car caught fire after being involved in a three-car accident Tuesday afternoon near the intersection of Routes 20 and 60.
When Webb-Szot's car caught fire, police say Heidi E. Gonzalez of Jamestown and Timothy J. Rodriguez, in a car waiting to exit a nearby restaurant, pulled Webb-Szot from her car, while Tim Horton's owner Dave Kron arrived on the scene with a fire extinguisher.
Webb-Szot, who reportedly lost consciousness after the crash, was transported by ambulance to Brooks Memorial Hospital and later released.
Ruhlman and Painter did not receive medical attention and no charges were placed.