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July 11, 2015 - 3:19pm
posted by Billie Owens in accident, Le Roy.

A two-car accident with minor injuries is reported on the westbound Thruway at mile marker 379.5. Le Roy fire and ambulance are responding.

July 10, 2015 - 4:25pm
posted by Billie Owens in accident, Alabama.

A motorcycle vs. car accident is reported at Lewiston and Lockport roads. There are injuries. The motorcycle rider is conscious and alert. Alabama Fire Department and Mercy medics are responding.

July 10, 2015 - 4:13pm
posted by Billie Owens in accident, Stafford.

A two-car accident is reported in front of Select Collision, 5273 Clinton Street Road. Unknown injuries. It is not blocking traffic. Stafford Fire Department is responding, along with Mercy medics.

July 9, 2015 - 11:12am
posted by Billie Owens in accident, Alabama.

A possible rollover accident is reported in the area of Judge and Cedar roads. Alabama fire and Mercy medics are responding. The call was an automated one from the vehicle's OnStar security system and there was no voice upon a call back from a dispatcher.

UPDATE 11:28 a.m.: Alabama's Engine 1 is back in quarters. Law enforcement is on scene with the vehicle and driver.

July 9, 2015 - 7:47am
posted by Howard B. Owens in thruway, batavia, accident.

A two-car accident is reported on the Thruway in the area of mile marker 397.5.

That's by the Pembroke Service Area.

One vehicle is reportedly on fire.

East Pembroke fire and Mercy medics dispatched.

UPDATE 7:58 a.m.: Minor injuries reported.

July 7, 2015 - 12:53am
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, batavia.

A pea combine accident is reported in the area of 7736 Oak Orchard Road, Batavia. 

The 60,000-pound machine has rolled over in a ditch and is resting against a utility pole. 

No injuries reported. 

Town of Batavia fire responding.

July 6, 2015 - 2:44pm
posted by Billie Owens in accident, alexander.

A two-car accident is reported at 3058 Dodgeson Road. Alexander Fire Department and an ambulance are responding, One person is complaining of a leg injury.

July 5, 2015 - 5:53am
posted by Billie Owens in accident, batavia.


A rollover accident is reported at 138 Pearl St. The driver and a passenger are both out of the vehicle. City fire and Mercy medics are responding.

UPDATE: There was no passenger. The driver is apparently not injured. The accident is under investigation.

UPDATE 6:58 a.m.: City fire back in service.




July 3, 2015 - 6:41pm
posted by Billie Owens in accident, east pembroke, Darien.


A motor-vehicle accident with entrapment is reported on Lovers Lane Road near Route 33. East Pembroke and Darien fire departments are responding.

UPDATE 6:45 p.m.: Mercy Flight is called to the scene and a landing zone is being established. Due to multiple incidents in progress, a second platoon from the City of Batavia is requested to headquarters.

UPDATE 6:48 p.m.: Town of Batavia Fire Department is called to the scene.

UPDATE 7:19 p.m.: Mercy Flight #7 is on the ground.

UPDATE: The blue sedan was southbound on Lovers Lane Road and came over the crest of a hill and an apparently high speed and the driver lost control of the vehicle. It crossed over the center line into the northbound lane of traffic where it struck a Ford pickup truck. The driver is believed to be approximately 18 years old. The driver and minor teen passenger were both transported by Mercy Flight, with the minor going to Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo and the driver being taken to ECMC. The pickup driver was taken by private vehicle to UMMC. Charges are pending. Alcohol is not considered a factor, said Deputy James Diehl, but distracted driving has not been ruled out.

UPDATE: The driver of the sedan is identified as Brandon Faucett, 17, of Rose Road, Batavia. His passenger was Bailey Faucett, 13. Charges are pending. The driver of the truck was Gloria A. Schafer, 52, of Pearl Street, Batavia.






July 3, 2015 - 5:47am
posted by Howard B. Owens in Darien, accident.

A car has reportedly struck a mailbox and is now in a ditch just west of 2528 Bennett Road, Darien.

Unknown injuries.

Darien fire and ambulance dispatched.

UPDATE 3:57 a.m.: Law enforcement on scene reports the driver has a possible head injury.

UPDATE 1 p.m.: William J. Bick was transported by Mercy Flight to ECMC with a head injury, according to the Sheriff's Office. Charges are pending against Bick, 26. His car struck two mailboxes. The Sheriff's Office is listing the accident as Dodgeson Road (both Dodgeson and Bennett are Highway 21).

July 3, 2015 - 12:25am
posted by Howard B. Owens in Le Roy, accident.

A car has reportedly hit a tree in front of 8715 W. Bergen Road, Le Roy. 

No word on injuries. 

Le Roy fire and Le Roy ambulance dispatched. 

UPDATE 12:34 a.m.: Traffic being shut down at Randall Road.

July 1, 2015 - 2:10pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in Bethany, accident, pembroke, Hannah Dibble.

A possible criminal case is still pending in the fatal crash in Bethany in February, according to District Attorney Lawrence Friedman.

Friedman said the Sheriff's Office is "diligent" in conducting its investigation, but there is one more aspect of the case that needs to be addressed before criminal proceedings can advance.

Once all the facts are in, Friedman said, a presentation will be made to a grand jury.

Alyson D. Krzanak, a Genesee Community College student, died in the Feb. 21 accident at the intersection of Route 20 and Molasses Hill Road, Bethany. A friend, Hannah Dibble, was the driver of a 1997 Geo with five passengers when the car crossed onto Route 20 and was struck by a tractor-trailer.

Sources have previously confirmed that the Sheriff's Office has received the results of a toxicology report on Dibble and that investigators have met with attorneys in the D.A.'s Office to discuss possible charges.

The estate of Krzanak has filed a civil suit against Dibble, Leonard L. Odums, the truck driver, Celadon Trucking Services, Celadon Group and Frank's Garage of Akron.

June 30, 2015 - 7:45am
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, corfu.

A car has struck a house at 1993 Genesee St. (Route 33), near the intersection of Angling Road, in Corfu.

The house has been evacuated.

Unknown injuries. No word yet on the scope of the damage to the house.

Corfu fire and Mercy EMS responding.

UPDATE 7:46 a.m.: One minor injury reported.

UPDATE 7:54 a.m.: A zoning officer is in route.

June 28, 2015 - 3:48pm
posted by Billie Owens in accident, Pavilion.

A two-car accident with one person injured is reported at Telephone and Ellicott Street roads. Pavilion Fire Department is responding. A person has a four- to five-inch laceration of the left arm.

June 27, 2015 - 1:06pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, Darien.

A motor-vehicle accident with minor injuries is reported at 1278 Broadway Road, Darien.

Darien fire and ambulance responding.

June 27, 2015 - 8:40am
posted by Billie Owens in batavia, accident.

A motorcycle accident is reported on the westbound Thruway at mile marker 387.6. The rider of the bike is conscious. Town of Batavia Fire Department and Mercy medics are responding.

June 26, 2015 - 11:47am
posted by Billie Owens in accident, batavia.

A car vs. bicycle accident is reported at 8400 Lewiston Road. The bicyclist "is down in the road, blocking traffic, not moving." Town of Batavia Fire Department and Mercy medics are responding. The location is in front of Tops Market.

June 22, 2015 - 9:46pm


The initial call came in at 8:45 p.m. of a two-car accident in the area of 6312 Cole Road. Byron. Byron and South Byron fire departments are on the scene with Byron Rescue Squad and Mercy EMS.

More details pending investigation.

UPDATE (By Traci) 10:06 p.m.: According to State Trooper Stephen Kosowski, the driver of the Saturn was taken to the hospital with minor injuries. The driver of the Saturn was traveling eastbound on Tower Hill Road and the pickup truck was traveling northbound on Route 237. Witnesses said the driver of the Saturn failed to yield and entered the intersection in front of the pickup truck causing the collision. 



June 19, 2015 - 4:59pm
posted by Traci Turner in accident, batavia.


A two-car crash with injuries is reported in front of Safelite AutoGlass in the Eastown Plaza parking lot, Batavia.

The driver of the Cadillac SRX is being evaluated for injuries.

According to Sgt. Matt Lutey, the driver of the Cadillac was traveling eastbound through the parking lot and the driver of a Dodge Avenger was traveling southbound heading toward East Main Street. One of the drivers allegedly failed to yield for the other driver.

City of Batavia firefighters, Mercy medics and Batavia police responded.

June 19, 2015 - 10:16am
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, Le Roy.


From our news partner, WBTA:

State Police suspect a driver may have suffered some type of medical problem causing him to crash into a concrete barrier of the Thruway at the Le Roy exit.

Troopers said the unidentified driver was taken to Strong Memorial Hospital with head injuries and chest pain.

The accident happened at 2:30 Thursday afternoon. Entrance and exit lanes were closed for more than an hour.

According to State Police, a Ford 350 pickup truck crashed into the concrete barrier that protects the toll booth. The impact bent one of the steel supports that supports the roof of the booth.

The pickup truck proceeded through the exit lane and flipped over on its roof.

(Photos submitted by Greg Luetticke-Archbell.)







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