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May 17, 2017 - 1:05pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, news, Stafford.

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Two injuries are reported in a car vs. motorcycle accident on Route 33 at Horseshoe Lake Road, Stafford.

Stafford Fire and two Mercy EMS ambulances are dispatched.

UPDATE(S)(By Billie) 1:12 p.m.: Traffic control requested by Stafford command to Route 33 and Prole Road.

UPDATE 1:13 p.m.: Mercy Flight #5 is called to the scene and a landing zone is being established.

UPDATE 1:26 p.m.: Mercy Flight #5 has landed. The passenger and driver of the motorcycle suffered non-life-threatening injuries. The driver of a Kia Soul appears to be uninjured. According to a witness at the scene, the Kia stopped at the intersection, started to move, stopped again, then pulled directly in front of the motorcycle, which T-boned the car. The witness said "I couldn't believe it." The motorcycle left a long skid mark on the roadway prior to the crash.

UPDATE 1:32 p.m.: Traffic control was moved to Route 33 and Seven Springs Road. The damaged motorcycle is stuck in the roadway and won't roll so a tow truck has been called to remove it.

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May 15, 2017 - 1:40pm
posted by Billie Owens in accident, Alabama, news.

A two-car accident with minor injuries is reported at Judge and Alleghany roads in Alabama. Two Mercy medic units and Alabama Fire Department are responding.

May 14, 2017 - 8:17pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, bergen, byron, news.

A 57-year-old man was pronounced dead at he scene this afternoon after the 2002 Ford F-150 he was driving struck a power pole in the area of 7032 Route 262, Bergen. 

Charles R. Grower, of Scottsville, was eastbound when his pickup truck left the south side of the road and struck the pole.

Power is still out in the area as a result of the crash. The traffic light at Route 237 and Route 33 is without power and law enforcement is on scene directing traffic. 

The initial dispatch was for Byron and South Byron fire departments, but a Bergen chief responded after it was determined that the accident was in Bergen's district. 

Mercy EMS was also dispatched, but soon after the initial dispatch, responding units were told to proceed non-emergency. 

Live power lines kept responders away from the vehicle until National Grid could arrive on scene. 

The accident is under investigation. The cause has not been determined and a medical emergency has not been ruled out pending autopsy. 

May 14, 2017 - 4:32pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in byron, accident, news.

An accident is reported in the area of 7032 Route 262, Byron.

A car has struck a pole and there's smoke coming from the vehicle.

Byron and South Byron departments responding along with Mercy EMS.

UPDATE 4:33 p.m.: Units can come in non-emergency.

May 12, 2017 - 6:55pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, Bethany, news.

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A 67-year-old man from Bradford was pronounced dead at the scene of an accident on Route 63 in Bethany this morning after the car he was driving crossed the center line and struck a pickup truck.

Investigators have been unable to determine so far why the 2011 Toyota sedan driven by Gerald D. Makin crossed into oncoming traffic.

Makin was northbound.

A 2013 Ford F-150 was southbound, driven by Robert E. Moore Jr., 50, of Elba. More and his passenger, Christine Moore, 49, were both injured and were transported by Mercy EMS to UMMC.

Makin's passenger, Anna Ayers, 69, was transported to Strong Memorial Hospital.

Coroner Tom Douglas pronounced Makin dead at the scene.

A third vehicle, parked and unoccupied, was struck by Moore's truck. The driver of that truck was working on a nearby water well and saw the accident only after the vehicles struck.

A truck driver from York, Pa., witnessed the accident and provided investigators with a statement.

The accident occurred about a 1/4 mile south of Fargo Road, south of an infamous S-curve that has been the site of prior accidents. There has also been a previous accident in the curve where these cars collided, but Undersheriff Greg Walker said he doesn't believe the roadway was a factor in the accident, nor was the weather, which was warm and only slightly overcast without wind.

Walker said it's unknown if Makin had a medical issue that caused him to lose control of the sedan, nor can investigators say yet if distracted driving was a factor.

The accident is being investigated by Deputy Cory Mower. Assisting at the scene were Walker, Chief Deputy Gordon Dibble, Investigator Chris Parker, the Crash Management Team, including Sgt. Jason Saile and Sgt. Eric Seppala, the Bethany Fire Department, the Stafford Fire Department, the Pavilion Fire Department, Mercy EMS and NY State Police.

(Initial Report)

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May 12, 2017 - 11:24am
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, Bethany, news.

An accident with entrapment and possibly serious injuries is reported on Route 63, in the S-curve south of Fargo Road, Bethany.

Bethany fire and Mercy EMS dispatched.

Checking on the availability of Mercy Flight.

UPDATE(S) (By Billie) 11:31 a.m.: CPR is in progress. An engine out of Stafford is called. One Mercy Flight helicopter out of Buffalo is en route and another helicopter in Buffalo is put on ground standby. A Sheriff's deputy is on scene.

UPDATE 11:34 a.m.: State troopers are on scene. Bethany's ambulance is requested. Northbound traffic at Texaco Town is closed; southbound traffic will also be shut down. Extrications of victims are completed. Police patrol at Cedar Street and Route 63 will be set up to divert tractor trailer traffic. Mercy Flight is canceled. Crash Management Team is deployed.

UPDATE 11:44 a.m.: The accident involved a pickup truck and a sedan. It appears that both driver's sides clipped each other; the front-end damage to the sedan is severe. Fire police are requested to divert tractor trailer traffic (didn't catch the location).

UPDATE 11:50 a.m.: The Bethany ambulance is taking one patient to Strong Memorial Hospital. Fire police will divert tractor trailer traffic at East Bethany-Le Roy Road and Route 63.

UPDATE 11:54 a.m.: This is a fatal accident. The coroner has a 30-minute ETA.

UPDATE 12:05 p.m.: Mercy medics also took a patient to Strong.

UPDATE 12:44 p.m.: They are going to shut down/divert traffic at Route 63 and Paul Road in East Bethany.

UPDATE 1:50 p.m.: Undersheriff Gergory Walker said three vehicles (including an unoccupied truck) and four people were involved in this accident. The person who died was the male driver of the sedan. He was in his 60s and lived in another county in New York. His female passenger sustained minor injuries and was alert and talking at the time she was transported to the hospital. The driver of the pickup and the passenger in the pickup both had minor injuries and were transported via ambulance to the hospital. Walker said the passenger car was northbound on Route 63 when, for undetermined reasons, it crossed the center line and struck the southbound pickup truck. The impact was front driver's side to front driver's side. Upon impact, the pickup truck veered over and struck an unoccupied work truck belonging to a man who was servicing a well in the area. The worker heard the crash, then turned around and "saw the end result of it." Weather was not a factor in the collision, nor were drugs and alcohol. It is unknown if any medical issues played a role, pending autopsy results. Walker said it was too early to determine if speed was a factor; there was no indication of any braking by the passenger vehicle before it collided with the truck. Asked about the 'S' curve, Walker said the roadway itself is not considered to be a factor and that "several cars go through this curve every day and most traffic can make it through with no issues," although he acknowleged there have been serious-injury accidents there. The cause of the accident "is all up in the air" at this point and the investigation is continuing.

UPDATE 2:12 p.m.: Route 63 is being reopened.

May 8, 2017 - 4:20pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, news, byron.

An accident with injuries is reported at Cockram Road and Byron Road, Byron.

Byron fire, South Byron fire and Mercy EMS dispatched.

May 4, 2017 - 12:11pm
posted by Billie Owens in accident, bergen, news.

A motor-vehicle accident with unknown injuries is reported at 6712 Jerico Road, Bergen. A telephone pole is damaged, possibly down, and wires are hanging, maybe on the vehicle(s). Bergen fire is responding along with two ambulances.

UPDATE 12:15 p.m.: Two vehicles are involved. Byron Repair is called for towing service.

May 3, 2017 - 3:16pm
posted by Billie Owens in east pembroke, accident, news, batavia.

The NY Thruway reported to dispatch that someone spotted a car off the roadway into a pond in the area of 3323 Harloff Road, Batavia. Town of Batavia East Pembroke fire is dispatched.

"It is in a very wet area of the swamp," by the Thruway, which is the easiest route to access the vehicle.

"It's not totally submerged..." says a first responder.

May 1, 2017 - 7:27am
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, news, batavia.

A rollover accident with what is believed to be minor injuries is reported at South Main Street Road and Wortendyke Road, Batavia.

Law enforcement is on scene.

East Pembroke fire and Mercy EMS dispatched.

April 25, 2017 - 8:24pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, news, Alabama.

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A person died in a one-car crash in the area 7681 Alleghany Road, Alabama, at about 5 p.m. today.

State Police have no details on the accident available now and the name of the victim is not yet available.

The accident is under investigation.

Alabama fire responded to the scene.

Pembroke and Indian Falls were both dispatched for traffic control, but Pembroke was canceled soon after the dispatch and Indian Falls cleared the scene about 20 minutes later.

UPDATE: The driver is identified as Joseph Manley, 19, of Albion. He was driving a 2006 Ford F250. He was traveling northbound on Route 77 and crossed the southbound lane and struck a tree on the west side of the roadway. Manley was pronounced dead at the scene by Coroner Jeffrey McIntire. (Photo provided by State Police.)

(Initial Report)

April 25, 2017 - 5:09pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, news, Alabama.

A car into tree accident is reported in the area of 7681 Alleghany Road, Alabama.

The initial call was for possible entrapment and possible serious injury, but units have just been told they can respond non-emergency.

Traffic is shut down at MacAlpine Road and at Ledge Road and Route 77.

Alabama fire and Mercy EMS dispatched.

Fire police from Pembroke and Indian Falls requested to assist with traffic.

UPDATE 5:22 p.m.: Indian Falls is back in service.

April 23, 2017 - 11:18am
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, news, Le Roy.

A car has reportedly hit a pedestrian in the area of 9429 South Street Road, Le Roy.

Le Roy fire and Le Roy ambulance dispatched.

UPDATE 11:19 a.m.: Mercy Flight 5 is on ground standby.

UPDATE 11:21 a.m.: Mercy Flight requested for in-air standby.

UPDATES (By Billie) 11:24 p.m.: Mercy Flight is canceled. Traffic is to be shut down at Harris Road and South Street Road.

UPDATE 11:50 a.m.: A female bicyclist was struck by a vehicle and is being transported to Strong Memorial Hospital. The accident is under investigation. Fire personnel have cleared the scene.

April 22, 2017 - 11:11pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, Oakfield, news.

A one-car accident, unknown injuries, is reported in the area of 2776 Lockport Road, Oakfield.

A single caller reports hearing a noise and now hears a car horn.

Oakfield fire and Mercy EMS responding.

UPDATE 11:15 p.m.: Traffic being shut down at Lewiston and Lockport roads.

UPDATE 11:17 p.m.: Mercy EMS can continue non-emergency. "It seems like we might have a sign off," reports a chief.

UPDATE Sunday, 8:03 a.m.: Dispatchers informed Alabama and Oakfield fire departments that residents west of this location are without water due to this accident.

UPDATE Sunday, 2:01 p.m.: It is reported that the water main has been fixed on Lockport Road and water service is restored.

April 22, 2017 - 10:46am
posted by Howard B. Owens in Le Roy, accident, news.

An accident is reported at Clay Street and Myrtle Street, Le Roy.

A subject has a complaint of chest pain.

Le Roy fire and Le Roy ambulance dispatched.

April 21, 2017 - 1:15pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, alexander, news.

A vehicle has gone off the road and into the creek somewhere off of Stroh Road and Sandpit Road in Alexander.

The driver called a fire chief who notified dispatchers.

The car is in the water. The driver may have passed out. He isn't sure of his exact location.

Alexander fire is dispatched.

UPDATE 1:17 p.m.: The driver tells the chief he's blowing his horn. He isn't visible from the roadway. The chief has not spotted where he might have gone in. Dispatchers are going to try and ping his phone to determine his location.

UPDATE 1:19 p.m.: The vehicle has been located at Genesee Street and Maplewood.

UPDATE 1:21 p.m.: The driver is out of the vehicle. Tow truck requested to the scene. The vehicle is in the water.

UPDATE 1:23 p.m.: A deputy says the tow truck needs to expedite. It's fast-moving water and the car is being pulled deeper in. It's about six feet into the water now.

UPDATE(S) (By Billie) 1:49 p.m.: The male driver had a medical emergency and an Alexander ambulance took him to UMMC for evaluation. The tow truck is working to remove the vehicle from the water-filled culvert.

UPDATE 3:12 p.m.: Marshall Merle, chief of the Alexander Fire Department, said the victim in this incident is his boss who called his job site to reach him -- since he knew he was a volunteer fireman -- when he came to after blacking out and found he had crashed into a culvert with swiftly flowing water. The man was unsure of his location. Merle contacted the Emergency Dispatch Center, and tones went out for Alexander to respond. "We were running around trying to find him -- it took awhile," the chief said, adding the he did not know how long the victim had been unconscious before he came to and found himself in a predicament. There were no brake marks, Merle said, "he just went right off the road into the water." Firefighter Jeff Fluker finally located the man, who by that time had gotten out of his vehicle, which was quickly filling with water, and scrambled onto its roof. Getting him to safe ground was not too difficult. They used a ladder that he climbed across. Safety was the biggest concern. "We didn't want to get anybody in the water," Merle said. "A car's not worth somebody's life. We can go back for the car. Safety of our guys is the primary concern." Merle added that "normally this crick isn't running like it is now." They had to act quickly in the rescue before the vehicle drifted into the larger "crick."

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April 17, 2017 - 12:19pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, Stafford, news, crime.

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A 31-year-old resident of Wyoming has been arrested and accused making up information about a car-tree accident at 2:35 a.m., June 10, on Fargo Road, Stafford, where a disabled passenger was seriously injured.

Nicole Kimberly Sullivan, 31, of North Main Street, Wyoming, is charged with assault, 2nd, endangering the welfare of an incompetent or physically disabled person, falsely reporting an incident, and operator leaving the scene of an accident with injuries. 

Sheriff's Office investigators say that following the accident, Sullivan was the actual driver of the vehicle, even though she initially told responders that the driver had left the scene. Firefighters and deputies then conducted an extensive search of the area for the possible driver, both to locate the driver and out of concern that the driver could be injured.

Later that morning, Sullivan admitted to deputies that she was the driver of the vehicle.

The passenger, Zachery W. Schwarts, 20, was transported by Mercy Flight to Strong Memorial Hospital.

Investigator Joseph Graff and Deputy Eric Meyer, who assisted in the investigation, assert that Sullivan failed to report the accident as soon as she was physically able to do so and that she failed to make timely notification of the need for medical assistance for the injured passenger.

Sullivan was also issued citations for driving left of pavement markings, unlicensed operator, aggravated unlicensed operation, 3rd, failure to notify DMV of address change, no seat belt, and unregistered motor vehicle.

Also assisting in the investigation, Sgt. John Baiocco.

Top Photo: File photo.

April 16, 2017 - 4:17am
posted by Billie Owens in pembroke, accident, news.

A motor-vehicle accident, with one person "possibly injured," is reported on the eastbound Thruway at mile marker 402.5. A car struck a wall. It is blocking both lanes of traffic on top of the Route 5 overpass bridge of the Thruway. Pembroke and Indian Falls fire departments are responding along with Mercy medics.

UPDATE 4:18 a.m.: A male is out and walking around. His vehicle has heavy front-end damage and there was air-bag deployment. State troopers are responding.

UPDATE 4:24 a.m.: "We're being told the driver left the scene," says a first responder. About 200 feet of the guard rail on top of the bridge is down and the Thruway Authority is being notified of this. The left (inside) lane of traffic is flowing smoothly, but the other lane remains blocked.

UPDATE 4:44 a.m.: The male at the scene has minor injuries and is being transported to UMMC. The Pembroke and Indian Falls assignment is back in service.

April 13, 2017 - 8:10pm
posted by Billie Owens in accident, news, byron.

A two-car accident, unknown injuries, is reported in the area of 6581 Swamp Road, Byron. Byron and South Byron fire departments are responding along with Mercy medics.

April 13, 2017 - 7:32pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, news, accident.

Two people suffered minor injuries in an accident just before 7 p.m. at Main Street and Jefferson Avenue, Batavia.

City fire, Batavia PD and Mercy EMS responded.

No further information available at this time.

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