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February 21, 2015 - 2:04am
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, Bethany.

A car and semi-truck have reportedly hit at West Bethany Road and Route 20 in Bethany. 

No word yet on injuries. 

Bethany fire and Alexander ambulance dispatched.

UPDATE(S) by Billie -- 2:10 a.m.: Two Mercy Flights helicopters are requested to the scene, along with Mercy medics. Fire Police are to shut down Route 20 eastbound and westbound.

UPDATE 2:13 a.m.: "I'm going to need triage as soon as you can get here," says a responder at the scene. The road needs to be shut down ASAP, he says.

UPDATE 2:24 a.m.: The second helicopter, coming from Buffalo, has an ETA of 12 minutes. The landing zone(s) will be east of the intersection.

UPDATE 2:28 p.m.: An ambulance has arrived. The big rig has Indiana plates.

UPDATE 2:34 a.m.: One landing zone is set up north of the scene.

UPDATE 2:35 a.m.: One patient is a semi-responsive female.

UPDATE 2:42 a.m.: Mercy Flight #4 is on the ground.

UPDATE 2:51 a.m.: Mercy Flight #5 is airborne and headed to Strong Memorial Hospital.

UPDATE 2:55 a.m.: Mercy medics are transporting a patient to ECMC.

UPDATE 3:01 a.m.: Mercy Flight #4 is airborne and headed to ECMC.

UPDATE 3:07 a.m.: Personnel with Alexander ambulance, including a medic from Attica, stablized a patient to load the person into one of the helicopters but did not transport anyone from the scene.

UPDATE 3:27 a.m.: Westbound Route 20 traffic at Route 63 will be shut down due to the accident.

UPDATE 4:28 a.m. (by Howard): Route 20 is still closed. The passenger vehicle had six people in it. Two patients were transported by Mercy Flight, one to Strong, the other to ECMC. Three patients were taken to area hospitals by ground ambulance. One person was apparently not injured. The driver of the truck was not injured. The truck was eastbound. The sedan was northbound and attempted to cross Route 20 from Molasses Hill Road. The accident is still under investigation. Members of the Crash Management Team are on scene.

UPDATE: The driver of the sedan was Hannah Dibble, 21, of Pembroke. Dibble, Felicia Fazzio, 21, of Darien, and Alyson Krzanak, 18, of Pembroke, were transported to ECMC for treatment. Krazanak was transported by Mercy Flight. Fazzio is in stable condition and Krzanak is in critical condition. Brandon Danser, 21, of Batavia, was taken by Mercy Flight to Strong and is listed in guarded condition. Jamie Scherer, 21, of Pembroke, was transported to Wyoming County Community Hospital and then transported by Mercy Flight to U of R Medical Center. He is listed in guarded condition. Gabrielle Uzarowski, 21, was treated at the scene. The truck driver, Leonard Odums, of Cutburt, Ga., was not injured.

February 20, 2015 - 5:10am
posted by Billie Owens in accident, elba.

A car accident is reported on Route 98 north of Batavia Elba Townline Road. The vehicle is on its side in the roadway, blocking traffic. Mercy medics are responding along with Elba fire.

UPDATE 5:30 a.m.: The location is in the area of 7499 Oak Orchard Road. Town of Batavia also responded. Minor injuries reported. One person has been extricated.

UPDATE 5:31 a.m.: Town of Batavia is back in service.

February 15, 2015 - 3:09pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, crime, accident, Le Roy.

The young man reportedly behind the wheel of a pickup truck that took out a utility pole on Law Street early this morning, causing a power outage in the area, was charged with DWI.

Joseph P. Pratt, 20, of 70 Church St., Le Roy, and a passenger were transported to an area hospital and treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

According to police, Pratt failed to negotiate a curve on Law Street in the area of 2 Law St., Batavia.

The 2010 Chevy Silverado hit the pole, which snapped in half.

Pratt was charged with DWI, speed unreasonable and prudent and refusal to take pre-screen breath test. Additional charges are pending. 

Power was restored to the area about 10:30 a.m.

(Initial Report)

UPDATE 8:40 p.m.: Photo added. National Grid crews are still on scene completing repairs to the broken pole.

February 15, 2015 - 2:07pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, Alabama.

A one-vehicle rollover accident is reported in the area of 1655 Lewiston Road, near Knowlesville Road, Alabama.

Passersby are attempting to help the people out of the vehicle now.

Alabama fire and Mercy EMS dispatched.

UPDATE 2:07 p.m.: There were two occupants. One is out and they're working to get the other one out.

UPDATE 2:17 p.m.: Alabama Fire and Mercy EMS back in service.

February 15, 2015 - 1:22am
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, accident.

A car has struck a utility pole in the area of 2 Law St., Batavia. 

Wires are down. Unknown injuries. 

City fire and Mercy EMS dispatched.

February 13, 2015 - 1:53pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, thruway, pembroke.
Jermaine Vann

One person is dead and a Rochester resident is being charged with DWI after the car he was driving early this morning slammed into the back of a Thruway Authority snowplow near mile marker 404 in the eastbound lane.

The accident was reported at 3:44 a.m.

Killed in the crash was Milagro Lopez-Cruz, 33, of Rochester, who was a passenger in a vehicle driven by Jermaine A. Vann, 34, of Rochester.

Vann's small car was eastbound behind the snow plow when his car rear-ended the plow.

He was charged with DWI, aggravated unlicensed operator, 3rd, following too closely and speed not reasonable nor prudent for conditions.

He suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was treated and released at ECMC. 

(Initial Report)

February 12, 2015 - 7:35am
posted by Billie Owens in accident, thruway.

A black SUV rolloved over several times on the eastbound Thruway but the driver has minor, if any, injuries, according to a dispatcher, who is on the phone with the driver. Location is mile marker 380.2; Le Roy fire and ambulance responding.

UPDATE 7:48 a.m.: Command says the crew is actually in the westbound lane; the vehicle is in the median. State Troopers are en route.

UPDATE 8 a.m.: Troopers on scene.

February 7, 2015 - 1:41pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, Stafford.

Late this morning, about 11:50 a.m., an SUV heading north on Batavia Byron Road drifted into snow along the edge of the roadway and the driver was unable to maneuver the car back into the driving lane. The vehicle struck a utility pole with a transformer on it and sheared it off at its base.

There were no injuries, but the road was closed and power was knocked out in the area.

Stafford fire responded to the scene.

February 6, 2015 - 6:08pm
posted by Billie Owens in batavia, accident.

A car accident reported at 2 Liberty St. in the city prompted response from fire, police and Mercy medics. Children involved will need to be evaluated, but injuries, if any, are minor, according to dispatch.

UPDATE: No injuries.

February 6, 2015 - 9:56am
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, thruway, pembroke.

A blue pickup truck has rolled over in the area of mile marker 403.6.

Injuries are reported and extrication is needed.

Pembroke and Indian Falls fire department are dispatched, along with Mercy EMS.

There may be a second accident at mile marker 406.

At 403.6, an elderly patient reportedly has neck and back injuries.

UPDATE 10 a.m.: A responder has yet to locate an accident at 406.

UPDATE 10:02 a.m.: A second ambulance requested to 403.6.

UPDATE 10:04 a.m.: There are multiple patients to be evaluated. Darien's ambulance is standing by. Traffic is reportedly heavy.

UPDATE 10:05 a.m.: At least three patients will be sign-offs.

February 5, 2015 - 6:09pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, accident.

A car has hit a bicyclist on Clinton Street Road, in front of Grand View Cemetery, Batavia.

Unknown injuries.

Town of Batavia fire and Mercy EMS dispatched.

UPDATE 6:13 p.m.: Very minor injury reported.

UPDATE 6:14 p.m.: Town of Batavia's Engine 24 going back in service.

February 1, 2015 - 8:51pm
posted by Billie Owens in accident, east pembroke.

An accident with injuries is reported on the westbound Thruway near mile marker 394. It may be a rollover. East Pembroke Fire Department and Mercy medics are responding.

UPDATE 9:04 p.m.: The actual mile marker is 393, which puts it in Town of Batavia's district. 

UPDATE 9:06 p.m.: It sounds like a sign-off on the patient and Mercy EMS as well as the fire departments are back in service.

January 24, 2015 - 6:48pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, elba.

A two-vehicle, injury accident is reported on Oak Orchard Road near Edgerton Road, Elba.

Elba fire and Mercy EMS responding.

A second ambulance is requested to the scene, non-emergency.

First responders report a slick roadway.

Route 98 is closed from Ford Road to Edgerton.

January 22, 2015 - 4:48am
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, pembroke.

A tractor-trailer has become entangled in poles and wires along Route 77 just south of Route 5 in Pembroke, though no injuries are reported.

A deputy on scene says that the only thing keeping the truck from rolling over are "these poles and wires."

National Grid is requested to the scene.

UPDATE: Reader submitted photo.

January 16, 2015 - 10:54pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, alexander.

A one-car motor vehicle accident, with injuries, is reported in the area 9607 Alexander Road, Alexander.

Alexander Fire and Ambulance dispatched.

UPDATE 11:02 p.m.: One vehicle reported off the road.

January 13, 2015 - 2:48pm
posted by Billie Owens in batavia, accident.

A motor-vehicle accident with injuries is reported at 101 Summit St. near Washington Avenue. City fire is on scene and Mercy medics are responding.

UPDATE 2:50 p.m.: Command reports two vehicles involved; three people will need to be evaluated.

January 13, 2015 - 12:07am
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, Alabama.

A vehicle has reportedly hit a tree on Alleghany Road north of Roberts Road, Alabama.

There is airbag deployment.

Alabama fire and Mercy EMS responding.

UPDATE 12:18 a.m.: Chief on scene reports minor injuries.

January 12, 2015 - 10:45pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, crime, accident.

A driver involved in an accident Sunday night on Ellicott Street near Jackson Avenue that sent two people to the hospital has been charged with DWI.

Reid E. Scott, 23, of Bear Road, Cowlesville, is also charged with driving with a BAC of .08 or greater, leaving the scene of an injury accident, reckless driving, speeding and consuming alcohol in a motor vehicle. 

Scott's vehicle was northbound on Ellicott Street, allegedly at a high rate of speed, according to investigators. A second vehicle was in the left-turn lane, intending to turn into Kwik Fill, and Scott allegedly attempted to pass the vehicle on the left by driving in the wrong lane toward oncoming traffic.

Scott's vehicle struck the turning vehicle. His vehicle then continued north striking a railroad crossing sign and utility pole.

Scott allegedly fled the scene of the accident on foot and was later located in Jackson Square. He suffered a hand injury.

Batavia PD did not release the names of the occupants of the other vehicle or provide information on their injuries.

UPDATE Tuesday, 4:50 p.m.: The driver of the second vehicle was Frances Riggs, of Brockport, and the passenger was Mattie Cole, of Albion. Both were transported to UMMC, but neither suffered a significant  injury, according to Sgt. Chris Camp. 

January 12, 2015 - 9:24am
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, elba.

A driver involved in a single-vehicle accident at 11:28 p.m. Saturday on Route 262, Elba, has been charged with driving while ability impaired by drugs.

Joseph Paul Pratt, 20, of Church Street, Le Roy, was also charged with failure to keep right. 

Pratt was driving a 2010 Chevy pickup owned by another person eastbound on Route 262. The truck reportedly crossed into the westbound lane and went off the north shoulder of the road. It struck a guy wire for a utility pole and continued through a patch of trees and hedges, coming to rest in a field.  

Deputy Chris Parker reports that Pratt said he hit a patch of black ice.

The investigation showed, Parker wrote in the report, that Pratt's vehicle traveled in a straight line through a curve in the roadway.

January 12, 2015 - 7:46am
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, Darien.

A two-car accident occurred at 418 Genesee St., Darien.

The initial report had a subject complaining of a head injury. A minor head injury and a minor leg injury are reported.

The cars are no longer blocking.

The location is just before County Line Road.

Darien fire and ambulance dispatched. Corfu dispatched mutual aid.

UPDATE 7:56 a.m.: A second ambulance is requested to the scene. Mercy EMS dispatched.

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