Steve Pennings well on the road to recovery


Make text smaller Make text larger



Photos



  • Photo by Roger Gavan Steve Pennings on the road to a full recovery.



WARWICK — We have good news.

Last November, Steve Pennings, owner of Pennings Farm Market on Route 94 South, and his son Steve were working on a snowmobile when the chain flew off the track, slashing Pennings' leg and causing a life-threatening loss of blood.

Fortunately his wife, Jill, and son Steve immediately crafted and applied a make shift tourniquet while waiting for first responders to arrive. And shortly afterward Warwick police officers and an Ambulance Corps EMT were on the scene.

First to arrive was police officer Kevin Terry who immediately applied the tourniquet that all officers carry on their duty belts.

Officer Felix Oresto and EMT Michael Lurasch then arrived and applied a second tourniquet.

The quick thinking by his family members and the actions of the first responders are credited with saving Pennings' life.

He was soon transported to the Westchester Medical Center Health Network system headquartered in Valhalla

The next step to save his leg was surgery and other vital procedures followed by a long but successful period of recovery.

Pennings recently returned home with cast removed and now, with his wife acting as chauffeur, manages to get around. He will continue treatment with a regimen of physical therapy at the Helen Hayes Hospital and Rehabilitation Center in West Haverstraw.

"I'll be back to normal and working as usual by this spring," he said.

- Roger Gavan


Make text smaller Make text larger

Comments

Pool Rules



MUST READ NEWS

Image Rotarians support summer arts festival
Warwick Rotarians continued their support of the Warwick Summer Arts Festival with a $500 donation. Rotary Vice President Tina Buck, right, presented the display check and a...
Image Work begins on WVSD's solar power project work
— The Warwick Valley School District held a ground-breaking ceremony on July 12 to celebrate the start of construction of its solar...
Image Volunteers with Warwick’s Friendly Visitor Program are ready to help
WARWICK — Volunteers with the Town of Warwick’s Friendly Visitor Program are ready to help.
The program will link trained...
Image Joseph G. Torrisi
Joseph G. Torrisi of Middletown, the owner of Torrisi’s Agway, entered into rest on Monday, July 17, 2017. He was 69.
The son of Joseph and Carmela Murabito Torrisi,...

VIDEOS



Sign up to get our newsletter emailed to you every week!

  • Enter your email address in the box below.
  • Select the newsletters you would like to subscribe to.
  • Click the 'SUBSCRIBE' button.



MOST COMMENTED



Click on the ad above to print your coupon!
Warwick, NY