Pickup rolls off city pier

There were no reported injuries after a pickup truck rolled off the Dunkirk pier Friday.

The Dunkirk Fire Department was called to the pier around 1:30 p.m. and found a pick-up truck dangling on the left side of the pier.

Lt. Matt Hanlon of the Dunkirk Fire Department was at the scene. “No one was injured and the owner of the vehicle was not inside when it took off,” he said.

A witness, who asked not to be identified, said he saw the aftermath of the accident and heard from the owner what happened. “I heard the owner thought the pick-up was in park, and as he got out the truck started rolling, so he just let it go.

“I saw the front of the truck submerged in the water with its tail end hanging on the pier,” he continued. “There were a lot of people down by the accident watching what happened.”

The owner’s name has not been released.

The Dunkirk Police Department said it did not have a report and would not comment on the incident.

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