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June 4, 2015 - 5:31am
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, Darien.

A 7-year-old girl had to run a half-mile to get assistance from an area farmer after the ATV she was riding in overturned and trapped the driver under the rollbar in an accident that occured at 6:50 p.m. near Colby Road, Darien, according to the Sheriff's Office.

The driver, James E. Lipinski, 52, of Richley Road, was pronounced dead at the scene a short time later by Coroner Karen Lang.

The child was a family acquaintance.

She and Lipinski had stopped a short time before the accident and visited with local farm owner Daniel Miller. Lipinski then drove off toward another field.

The ATV, a 2012 Polaris Ranger, was reportedly driving in a field along a wood line when it came down a slope. Lipinski apparently attempted a right turn. It's unknown if the Ranger came down the hill too quickly or if Lipinski attempted too sharp a turn, but the ATV overturned onto the driver's side. Lipinski was partially ejected and trapped under the rollbar frame of the Polaris.

After the accident, the girl ran to Miller's location and took him back the site of the accident. Miller called 9-1-1 and assisted law enforcement in getting to the accident scene.

It's unknown whether the girl was wearing a seatbelt or if she was also ejected. She appeared to have sustained only bumps and bruises.

Lipinski's remains were taken to the Monroe County Medical Examiner's Office by C.B. Beach Funeral Home, of Corfu.

The girl was transported by Darien Ambulance to Womens' and Children's Hospital in Buffalo for evaluation.

The Darien and Corfu volunteer fire departments assisted at the scene. Also assisting the Sheriff's Office were Officer Richard Retzlaff, Corfu PD, and a state trooper. 

The ongoing investigation is being conducted by Deputy Michael Lute, Deputy James Diehl and Investigator William Ferrando.

June 3, 2015 - 10:02pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, Stafford.

Mercy Flight is landing at a location off Route 33 in Stafford following a report of a car hitting a deer in the area.

A person was initially reported suffering a head injury.

Stafford fire and Mercy EMS are on scene.

UPDATE 10:19 p.m.: Mercy Flight is in route to Strong Memorial Hospital.

May 30, 2015 - 12:57pm
posted by Billie Owens in accident, Stafford.

A bus carrying 20 people and a car have crashed at 5292 Ellicott Street Road. Unknown how many injured on the bus. At least one person not on the bus is reportedly injured. Stafford fire and two Mercy medic units are responding. The location is near Bethany Center Road.

UPDATE 1 p.m.: Two minor injuries, not blocking.

May 25, 2015 - 6:08pm
posted by Billie Owens in accident, Alabama.

A car accident with minor injuries is reported at 6219 Fisher Road. Alabama fire is responding along with Mercy medics.

May 18, 2015 - 11:40am
posted by Billie Owens in accident, batavia.

A car accident with unknown injuries is reported at 29 Hutchins St. City firefighters and Mercy medics are responding. Power lines are down. The location is betweeen Sumner and Ellicott streets.

May 7, 2015 - 3:47pm
posted by Billie Owens in accident, corfu.


A possible serious-injury accident involving a car and motorcycle is reported in front of Yancey's Fancy/Kutter's Cheese Store, 857 Main Road, Corfu. Mercy Flight is in the air. Pembroke Town Hall parking lot is the landing zone. Pembroke and Indian Falls fire departments are responding along with Mercy medics. Fire Police are told to shut down westbound traffic at routes 5 and 77.

UPDATE 3:49 p.m.: Confirmed serious injuries. The car involved is a Dodge Neon. Mercy Flight has a 3-minute ETA. Akron is also "assembling a crew for their end."

UPDATE 3:54 p.m.: Mercy Flight is on the ground.

UPDATE 4:07 p.m.: Mercy Flight is airborne and headed to Buffalo hospital.

UPDATE 4:28 p.m.: The motorcyclist suffered a broken arm. A state trooper at the scene told Howard this was a classic case of when looking twice could have avoided an accident. The trooper said the driver of the Neon pulled out of the parking lot of the medical facility across the street, right in front of the motorcyclist, and "never even saw him."

UPDATE 4:39 p.m.: The assignment is back in service and the roadway is being reopened.

UPDATE 4:52 p.m.: Howard at the scene interviewed accident eyewitness Christopher Macomber, who had just gotten off work from his job at Yancey's. Macomber said the accident was "very shocking" ... "The Neon came right out from the doctor's office and the motorcycle was headed east towards Batavia. He was going I'm guessing 55 miles an hour, if not 60, depends, and he just got launched in the air upon impact. He was pretty banged up. The car pulled right in front of him. It was pretty brutal. It was nasty." ... "I've been in a car accident, but I've never seen one with a motorcycle. I've heard stories about it, but that's about it." ... "The male driver of the Neon -- I honestly don't think he saw him at all, not one little bit. I honestly don't think he looked. I mean, it didn't look like he stopped at all or anything. I think he just pulled right out in front."

UPDATE: The motorcyclist is identified as Timothy Young, 52, of Hopkins Road, Batavia. The driver of the Neon is John Colosanti, 62, of Rundell Road, Alden.



May 6, 2015 - 4:49pm
posted by Billie Owens in accident, batavia.


A three-vehicle accident, unknown injuries, blocking traffic, is reported at 4028 Main St. Road in front of Dickinson's Auto Services. Town of Batavia fire and Mercy medics are responding.

UPDATE 4:50 p.m.: Town chief on scene says crews will need brooms and some "floor dry."

UPDATE 5:10 p.m.: Howard at the scene says he was told that a car went to make a left-hand turn; the vehicle behind it stopped to accommodate that, but the third vehicle rear-ended the second vehicle, which, in turn, rear-ended the first vehicle that had attempted to make the turn. No injuries. Scene is now clear. Assignment back in service.

May 5, 2015 - 2:31pm
posted by Billie Owens in accident, batavia.

A car vs. pedestrian accident is reported at Liberty and South Jackson streets, but police on scene say Mercy medics can respond non-emergency mode.

May 5, 2015 - 7:07am
posted by Billie Owens in accident, Darien.

A school bus versus car accident is reported at Route 20 and County Line Road, Darien. At least one minor injury is reported involving a child on the bus. Darien fire and Mercy medics are responding. Wyoming County is also notified.

UPDATE 7:08 a.m.: Law Enforcement is on scene and requests a Darien ambulance to the scene and for westbound Route 20 traffic to be shut down at Harlow Road.

UPDATE 7:39 a.m.: Darien ambulance is transporting a patient to Erie County Medical Center.

May 4, 2015 - 5:49am
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, Bethany.

An accident with minor injuries is reported at 6125 Broadway Road, Bethany.

That's the intersection of Route 20 and Transit Road.

Bethany fire and ambulance responding.

UPDATE 6:12 a.m.: Patient sign-off. No transport.

May 3, 2015 - 1:23am
posted by Billie Owens in accident, Pavilion.

A rollover accident is reported at 7871 Big Tree Road, south of South Street Road, west of Wallace Road. Unknown injuries, but possible entrapment. Pavilion Fire Department is responding along with Mercy medics.

UPDATE 1:34 a.m.: Driver is out of the vehicle. This is in Covington, Wyoming County.

UPDATE 1:50 a.m.: The patient is being transported to Strong Memorial Hospital. There is a lot of broken glass and debris in the roadway as a result of the accident, according to a responder on scene.

May 1, 2015 - 7:23pm
posted by Billie Owens in accident, east pembroke.

A car accident with minor injuries is reported at Route 5 and Boyce Road. East Pembroke fire and Mercy medics are responding.

April 28, 2015 - 8:00am
posted by Billie Owens in accident, Le Roy.

A car accident, unknown injuries, is reported on the Thruway and Le Roy fire and ambulance are responding. In the area of mile marker westbound 380.8, the vehicle wound up eastbound and is in the median but did not strike anything. It's just west of the Bergen Road overpass.

UPDATE 8:08 a.m.: No injuries. Churchville fire is called to respond and the Le Roy assignment is back in service.

April 27, 2015 - 3:42pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident.

Local law enforcement is being asked by the Wyoming County Sheriff's Office to be on the lookout for a red pickup truck that was allegedly involved in a hit-and-run property damage accident.

The truck was last seen northbound out of Warsaw.

It should have passenger side damage and purple paint transfer.

April 27, 2015 - 10:45am
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, Pavilion.

At least one person is injured, with a possible neck injury, in a motor-vehicle accident on Route 63, Pavilion, in front of Pavilion High School.

Pavilion fire and Mercy EMS dispatched.

UPDATE 10:52 a.m.: Two patients. Both are alert and conscious.

April 23, 2015 - 5:58pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, byron.

Four people remain hospitalized in satisfactory condition as a result of a head-on collision on Clinton Street Road, South Byron, on Monday.

Both drivers involved in the crash were cited by State Police.

Still hospitalized are: Malik Dietz, 20, of New York City, who was transported by ground ambulance with a complaint of pain in the lower leg; and Zemirah Huges, 18, of the Bronx, who had a complaint of back pain, according to Trooper Victor Morales. 

Cited, and still hospitalized, are: Gracien Ibambasi, 20, of Greece, who is charged with moving from lane unsafely and unlicensed operation; and Brittany Breedlove, 26, of Rochester, charged with aggravated unlicensed operation. 

According to the State Police investigation, Ibambasi was driving eastbound, crossed in the westbound lane, missing one vehicle then striking the car driven by Breedlove.

Also injured were: Alexis Thomas, 19, of Chili, who had facial bleeding; Macayla Brown,18, of Gates, who had minor facial bleeding; and Sade Brown, 18, who had a complaint of pain throughout her body.

All patients were taken to Strong Memorial Hospital by ground ambulance.

April 23, 2015 - 7:28am
posted by Billie Owens in accident, east pembroke.

A tractor-trailer vs. school bus minivan accident is reported at 2300 Genesee St., Pembroke. One child is onboard the minivan. They are reporting no injuries, but the minivan is underneath the tractor-trailer and the occupants are pinned inside. The East Pembroke fire chief on scene says the tractor-trailer is blocking traffic. The location is between Angling and Read roads. Corfu Fire Police are called for traffic control at Route 33 and Angling Road. Eastbound traffic will be shut down.

UPDATE 7:32 a.m.: A family member, possibly the child's parent, is at the scene.

UPDATE 8:10 a.m.: Fire Police remain on scene but other responders are back in service. The road will be reopened shortly.

UPDATE 8:11 a.m.: The door of the minivan was jammed shut but firefighters got it unstuck quickly once they arrived, and the child was picked up by a family member.

UPDATE 8:30 a.m.: Photos added. The milk truck was backing into a dairy farm. The driver of the van reportedly told deputies he didn't see the truck. One or both drivers may be cited, pending conclusion of the investigation. There were no injuries.

April 16, 2015 - 11:02am
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, accident.

A motor-vehicle accident is reported at Center Street and School Street, Batavia.

Unknown injuries.

City fire and Mercy EMS responding.

UPDATE 11:15 a.m.: No injuries. Two vehicles, moved to parking lot.

April 15, 2015 - 3:52pm
posted by Billie Owens in batavia, accident.

A two-car accident with minor injuries is reported at Oak Street and Prospect Avenue in the city. It is blocking traffic. City fire and Mercy medics are responding.

UPDATE 3:54 p.m.: An 80-year-old female is complaining of chest pain due to the seat belt.

UPDATE 4:21 p.m.: The patient is being taken to UMMC.

April 9, 2015 - 11:04am
posted by Howard B. Owens in crime, accident, Le Roy.

A driver who was seriously injured in a Dec. 30 accident in Le Roy has been arrested and charged with driving while ability impaired by drugs.

Charles R. Lowe, 51, of 8131 E. Main Road, #6, Le Roy, reportedly fell asleep while driving westbound on East Main Street, Village of Le Roy, at a speed of 52 mph in the 30 mph zone.

His vehicle veered from its lane and rear-ended a vehicle paused to turn left onto Wolcott Street. That car then struck another vehicle on East Main Street.

The other two drivers suffered minor injuries.

Lowe was taken by Mercy Flight to Strong Memorial Hospital and was initially in the intensive care unit.

He's also charged with reckless driving, speeding, failure to use designated lane, following too closely and two counts of assault in the third degree and criminal negligence.

Following the accident, Lowe was entrapped in his vehicle and required extrication by the Le Roy Volunteer Fire Department.

The Sheriff's Office Crash Management Team assisted in the investigation.

Lowe was issued an appearance ticket and is due back in Le Roy Town Court on April 27.




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