Rollover injures driver

First responders work using the Jaws of Life Wednesday to get the driver of a rollover accident out of the vehicle. The accident occurred on East State Street between Nathan Littaur Hospital and Lexington. The driver was reported to be awake and alert and was airlifted from the hospital to Albany Medical Center. (The Leader-Herald/Briana O'Hara)

GLOVERSVILLE — A motorist was airlifted to Albany Medical Center due to serious injuries following a one-car rollover accident that occurred late Wednesday morning.

The accident occurred on East State Street between Nathan Littauer Hospital and Lexington.

At the scene, first responders lined the street, all working to free the driver from the vehicle which was rolled over onto the driver’s side. The car hit a road sign and a telephone pole, snapping the pole in half with one half of it dangling in the telephone wires and the other half on the ground next to the broken road sign.

Using the Jaws of Life, first responders freed the driver from the vehicle within less than an hour of the accident.

The driver was taken to Nathan Littauer Hospital and airlifted by LifeNet to be treated for their injuries.

Responding to the accident were Gloversville Fire Department, Berkshire Fire Department, Meco Fire Department, state police, Fulton County Sheriff’s Department, Gloversville Police Department and Ambulance Service of Fulton County.

Additional information was unavailable at press time.