Motorcyclist reportedly falls off bike on Thruway
A motorcyclist reportedly fell off of his bike in the westbound lane of the Thruway in the area of mile marker 394.9.
East Pembroke fire and Mercy EMS responding.
Mercy Flight out of Batavia on ground standby.
UPDATE 5:13 p.m.: Town of Batavia fire requested to the scene for a possible landing zone.
UPDATE 5:22 p.m.: Fire police are going to shut the westbound Thruway down to accommodate Mercy Flight #7, which is called to the scene. Mercy medics are called also.
UPDATE 6:02 p.m.: Town of Batavia is back in service. Two patients are being transported by Mercy EMS to UMMC.
I could be wrong, but it seems like there are a LOT of accidents there in that section of the Thruway - between mile 390 and mile 400. I'd be interested to know how many there have been there.
OK - between mile 380 and 400 - just searching The Batavian ( and this is not ALL of them - I got tired of doing it)
http://www.thebatavian.com/blogs/billie-owens/car-fire-thruway/14640 mile 396 4/9/2010
http://www.thebatavian.com/billie-owens/three-car-accident-thruway/27582 exit 48A 8/11/2011
http://www.thebatavian.com/billie-owens/rollover-accident-thruway/23151 mile 400.6 12/20/2010
http://www.thebatavian.com/akaus/trailer-fire-thruway/26607 mile 386 6/18/2011
http://www.thebatavian.com/howard-owens/possible-tractor-trailer-fire-th... mile 387.6 7/2/2011
http://www.thebatavian.com/billie-owens/one-car-rollover-westbound-thruw... mile 382.2 7/26/2011
http://www.thebatavian.com/billie-owens/three-car-accident-thruway/27762 mile 386.6 8/20/2011
http://www.thebatavian.com/billie-owens/one-vehicle-rollover-westbound-t... mile 386.6 1/3/2014
http://www.thebatavian.com/billie-owens/motorcycle-wreck-on-westbound-th... mile 387.6 6/27/2015
I drove past this yesterday. It looked really bad. The Mercy Flight landed right on the highway. I hope everybody ends up ok.
The post is slightly wrong.
I came up on the scene while on my way home from work. Two other bystanders and myself began working on the passenger of the motorcycle until Mercy arrived. The passenger was actually Mercy Flighted to ECMC and unfortunately passed away due to the extent of her injuries. The Rider/driver was transported to ECMC via ambulance with non life threatening injuries. Very sad that she passed away.
Irene, in response to your post about the many accidents that have happened in this stretch...
I truly think that part of it has to do with the fact that there is a pretty good distance there until the next U-turn. Since U-turns seem to be where most Troopers sit to radar the traffic I think people tend to speed through this area, pass on the left, etc. since they know there is probably not going to be a Trooper doing radar in that area. I could be wrong but, I travel the 90 to Buffalo M-F and people do tend to go pretty fast through that area. Just my thoughts.