Langley man pinned by pinched forklift

 

Langley Mounties had to free a 22-year-old man from a forklift after it crashed late Monday night on a construction site in Willoughby.

Ambulance personnel were the first called to the scene, near the corner of 80th Avenue and 208th Street, said Cpl. Holly Marks, spokesperson for the Langley RCMP.

Apparently, a group of young men had been joyriding in a stolen forklift near the construction site.

The forklift tipped over and pinned the ankle of one man.

Officers helped free the trapped man, who had a crushing injury to his ankle. He was taken to the hospital.

According to the brief statement he gave police, he was actually trying to stop another group of men from stealing the forklift when the accident happened.

“We’re skeptical of his response,” Marks said.

The victim appeared to be impaired by alcohol at the time of the crash.

Police reports indicated there may have been two other men still present when emergency responders arrived at the scene.

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