posted on October 17, 2011 10:39
An elderly Orleans County man is listed in satisfactory condition at Strong Memorial Hospital, after he was struck by a pick-up truck this morning while getting his newspaper.
75-year-old John Steier of Gaines was crossing Route 104 outside his home at about 6:45am, and was wearing dark clothing, according to the Orleans County Sheriff's Department. At the same time, a Toyota pick-up driven by 47-year-old Leif Woodman of Middleport was eastbound on Route 104.
Woodman apparently could not see Steier in the early darkness, and struck him. Woodman was not injured.
Steier was seriously injured and treated at the scene, before being Mercy Flighted to Strong.
There are no charges pending in the accident.