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January 9, 2014 - 6:28pm

Car shears off pole on Bank Street Road, Batavia, injuries reported

posted by Billie Owens in batavia, accidents.

A car struck a pole at 7705 Bank Street Road. There are injuries and the pole is sheared off. Town of Batavia fire and Mercy medics are responding.

UPDATE 6:29 p.m.: An elderly male driver appears disoriented. A tractor driver has purposely blocked off the road, which is made hazardous by the downed pole. The wires appear to be phone or cable, not electrical.

UPDATE 6:33 p.m.: The driver is an 87-year-old male with a cut on his face.

UPDATE 6:40 p.m.: The wires have been cut and the pole will be removed from the roadway shortly.

UPDATE 6:50 p.m.: The roadway is reopened. The vehicle will be towed. Town of Batavia returning to service.

UPDATE 6:58 p.m.: The patient is being transported to Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester.

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