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January 23, 2017 - 9:08pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, Le Roy, news.

A car vs. pedestrian accident has been reported in the area of 8703 Lake Street Road, Le Roy.

Le Roy Fire and Le Roy Ambulance dispatched.

UPDATE 9:14 p.m.: A first responder reports the patient is still in the roadway.

UPDATE Midnight: The Sheriff's Office has released the accident report. The pedestrian is identified as Judith Nye, 68, of Lake Street Road, Le Roy. The driver is identified as Michael J. Merica, 33, of Telephone Road, Pavilion. According to the report, Merica stated he was southbound on Route 19 when he saw a pedestrian in his lane of travel. He swerved to avoid the pedestrian. The pedestrian, the report says, "stepped into vehicle #1." She was struck by the front passenger side of the vehicle, a 1999 four-door Lincoln Sedan. Nye was taken by Le Roy Ambulance to Strong.

January 18, 2017 - 6:29pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, news, batavia.

Possible injuries are reported in a two-car crash in the area of 3757 Pearl Street Road, Batavia.

Town of Batavia fire and Mercy EMS responding

UPDATE 6:33 p.m.: One of the engines responding is told to come in non-emergency.

UPDATE 6:36 p.m.: Engine 20 can go back in service.

January 17, 2017 - 12:04pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, Alabama, news.

An Oakfield resident spent a couple of cold hours in his crashed car in a field off Maple Road in Alabama early Saturday morning when a friend who went looking for him couldn't find him.

It's unclear at what point he called 9-1-1, but at that point, emergency dispatchers were able to locate him based on his mobile phone signal.

The driver's friend and State Police were already on scene when Alabama fire and Mercy EMS arrived, said Chief Gary Patnode.

The driver is identified by State Police as Jerald E. Bliemeister, 46. He was driving a 2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser when he suffered a medical emergency. The accident was reported at 12:20 a.m.

His car was westbound on Townline Road and he drove through the T-intersection at Maple Road and came to rest about 300 feet in a farm field. State Police said the vehicle struck a mailbox, fence and snow fence.

The car apparently became airborne at some point, Patnode said.

The ground was frozen, which made rescue operations a little easier, Patnode said.

"It was frozen enough to support a pickup, so I drove my pickup out there with a Stokes basket, so we were able to get him out," Patnode said. "We thought about calling in East Pembroke's new gator, but the medics were eager to get him out because he had been out there so long. He might have suffered a little exposure."

Bliemeister apparently suffered broken ankles but was otherwise believed to be OK.

January 13, 2017 - 10:42am
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, news, bergen, batavia.

The two drivers involved in an accident yesterday afternoon on Route 33 in Bergen are both in guarded condition at Strong Memorial Hospital.

Strong lists all patients being cared for in the intensive care unit as "guarded."

The drivers are identified by State Police as Donald L. Bausch, 74, of Batavia, and Otavia M. Bell, 18, of Rochester.

Troopers believe Bell failed to yield the right of way to Bausch, causing a T-bone accident.

There was an engine fire in Bell's car and among the first people on scene were employees of Genesee Lumber. They used a forklift they were transporting to tilt Bell's car enough to get her out of the vehicle. Bell was in-and-out of consciousness and when she regained consciousness, she was incoherent and said she thought there was another person in the vehicle with her.

Since a second person wasn't found in the vehicle, the Genesee Lumber employees used the forklift to raise her vehicle so firefighters should check under it for another patient. There was no second person.

Bausch had to be extricated from his vehicle.

UPDATE: Don Bausch is the brother of Legislator Bob Bausch.

Previously: Accident reported on Route 33, Bergen

January 13, 2017 - 7:29am
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, pembroke, thruway, news.

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Mercy Flight is being dispatched to Pembroke for a serious injury accident on the Thruway Route 77 at the Thruway interchange.

Pembroke, Indian Falls, and East Pembroke fire all dispatched. Mercy EMS dispatched.

One vehicle involved in the accident.

UPDATE(S)(By Billie) 7:32 a.m.: East Pembroke is going to set up the landing zone at the Highway Department garage at routes 5 and 77. A second ambulance is requested.

UPDATE 7:51 a.m.: Mercy Flight #5 is on the ground. One patient is said to be in and out of consciousness and has right side pain.

UPDATE 8:04 a.m.: Mercy Flight is airborne and headed to Erie County Medical Center.

UPDATE 8:05 a.m.: East Pembroke is returning to service. Mercy medics are transporting a patient to UMMC. The assignment is back in service.

UPDATE 8:18 a.m.: This accident involved two vehicles. It was not on the Thruway; it occurred on Route 77 at the Thruway toll booth intersection. A deputy at the scene said a northbound car turning left failed to yield to a southbound vehicle, causing the accident. The driver of the southbound vehicle was the one in and out of consciousness and air-lifted to ECMC with non-life-threatening injuries. The female driver of the northbound car has minor injuries, complains of left knee pain and is now arriving at UMMC.

UPDATE 10:53 a.m.: The drivers have been identified as Jennifer L. Say, 44, of Sliker Road, Corfu, and Susan L. Squires, 52, of West Avenue, Medina. Say allegedly failed to yield the right of way while making a left-hand turn to enter the tollbooths off Route 77 and was issued a citation. She was transported by Mercy EMS to UMMC. Squires was southbound on Route 77. She was transported by Mercy Flight to ECMC. The accident was investigated by Deputy Kevin McCarthy.

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January 10, 2017 - 9:13pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, bergen, news.

A one-vehicle rollover accident is reported near the onramp on the westbound I-490 in Bergen. 

Unknown injuries  

Bergen fire and ambulance and Mercy EMS responding. 

A first responder reports slippery road conditions. 

UPDATE 9:18 p.m.: A vehicle is in a ditch. There is apparently a second vehicle. A caller reports minor injuries. 

January 8, 2017 - 6:30pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, elba, news.

A one-vehicle rollover accident is reported on Route 98 near Ford Road in Elba.

People are reportedly still in the vehicle.

Unknown injuries.

Elba fire and Mercy EMS responding.

January 3, 2017 - 6:21pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, thruway, news, batavia.

A motor-vehicle accident, unknown injuries, is reported in the westbound lane of the Thruway near mile marker 386.1.

Town of Batavia fire and Mercy EMS responding.

UPDATE 6:28 p.m.: Patient has possible knee injury.

December 31, 2016 - 11:07am
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, news, batavia.

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A motor-vehicle accident with injuries is reported at Ellicott Street and Hutchins Street.

City fire and Mercy EMS responding.

UPDATE 11:23 a.m. Patient transported to UMMC with minor injuries.

December 30, 2016 - 2:33pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, batavia, news.

A two-car accident with a person complaining of neck pain is reported at 21 Chestnut St., Batavia.

City fire and Mercy EMS responding.

December 30, 2016 - 6:59am
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, thruway, news.

An accident with possible injuries is blocking traffic on the Thruway in the area of mile marker 401.1 in Pembroke.

Pembroke fire and Indian Falls fire along with Mercy EMS dispatched.

December 27, 2016 - 11:17pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, news, Stafford.

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A motor-vehicle accident with ejection is reported in the area of 5631 Clinton Street Road, near Mill Road, in Stafford.

Stafford fire and Mercy EMS dispatched.

UPDATE(S) (By Billie) 11:22 p.m.: This is a two-vehicle collision with injuries. Extrication is required. The county Highway Department is notified that the roadway is extremely icy. Route 33 at Prole Road will be shut down. Mutual aid is requested from South Byron fire police to shut down Route 33 at Route 237.

UPDATE 11:47 p.m.: This was a head-on collision involving two vans. No one is believed to be seriously injured, although one person was unconscious at the time first responders arrived. A total of four people were involved; three of them were taken to area hospitals, primarily for evaluation. There was an ejection, but no entrapment.The accident occurred about 25 yards northeast of the Thruway overpass on Clinton Street Road (Route 33). The roadway there is described as being like "nothing but a thin sheet of ice."

UPDATE 12:38 a.m.: Stafford assignment back in service.

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December 22, 2016 - 8:06am
posted by Howard B. Owens in Le Roy, accident, news.

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A car has driven into the Burger King on West Main Street in Le Roy.

There are no injuries, no utilities damaged. The driver is out of the car.

Le Roy fire responding. Le Roy ambulance dispatched as a precaution.

UPDATE 8:19 a.m.: Le Roy assignment back in service. Scene turned over to law enforcement.

UPDATE: Reader-submitted photos added.

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December 20, 2016 - 12:32pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, batavia, news.

A two-car accident with injuries is reported at Oak Street and Park Road, Batavia.

City fire and Mercy EMS responding.

December 20, 2016 - 9:02am
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, batavia, news.

A pedestrian has reportedly been struck by a car and there is a reported injury at West Main Street and North Lyon Street, in the City of Batavia.

City fire and Mercy EMS responding.

UPDATE 9:31 a.m.: Minor, if any, injury. Patient transported to UMMC for evaluation. Adult male. No damage to vehicle. 

December 17, 2016 - 11:31pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, news, byron.

Four people are reportedly involved in a single-car, minor injury accident on Route 33 near Old State Road.

Byron and South Byron fire departments dispatched along with Mercy EMS.

UPDATE 11:37 p.m.: Responding units advised to use caution. Roads are very icy and hazardous. 

December 17, 2016 - 8:59am
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, batavia, news.

A car hit a semi-truck in the area of 554 Ellicott St., Batavia, and the saddle tank is now leaking fuel. 

City fire dispatched. 

Mercy EMS sent as a precaution. 

December 16, 2016 - 5:37pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, news, alexander, Attica.

A three-car accident is reported at Route 98 and Prospect Road, Attica.

Unknown injuries.

Alexander fire and ambulance and Attica fire responding. Bennington fire is on standby for its ambulance.

UPDATE 5:41 p.m.: Traffic is being blocked at Route 98 and Buffalo Road. No extrication will be required.

December 16, 2016 - 11:21am
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, news, Alabama.

A one-vehicle rollover accident is reported at Crosby Road and Lewiston Road, Alabama.

Unknown injuries.

Alabama fire and Mercy EMS dispatched.

December 15, 2016 - 8:02am
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, bergen, news.

A T-bone accident with airbag deployment is reported on Route 262 at Jerico Road in Bergen.

Unknown injuries.

Bergen fire along with Bergen's ambulance and Mercy EMS dispatched.

UPDATE 8:03 a.m.: An Oakfield chief is on scene indicating extrication will be needed, but minor injury.

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