Disposal Worker Hit by Passing Vehicle in Niagara County

August 18, 2010 Updated Aug 18, 2010 at 4:01 PM EDT

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Disposal Worker Hit by Passing Vehicle in Niagara County

August 18, 2010 Updated Aug 18, 2010 at 4:01 PM EDT

WHEATFIELD, NY (WKBW) - The Niagara County Sheriffs Department is investigating a serious accident in the vicinity of 172 Baer Road in the Town of Wheatfield.

Police say the disposal truck worker, 44-year-old Michael Merrell, stepped out of the truck into on coming traffic and was struck by a passing vehicle driven by 16-year-old Brianne Hebler.

Merrell was flown by Mercy Flight to ECMC with serious injuries to his head, leg and arm.

No charges have been filed at this time, and the accident remains under investigation.