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December 31, 2017 - 2:39pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in Pavilion, news, accident.

A snowmobile accident has been reported on a trail in the area of Summit Street Road, Pavilion, near the Le Roy town line.

A subject reportedly had an arm stuck in the machinery of the snowmobile. He is now freed and in a Pavilion fire chief vehicle with a possible broken arm.

The patient may be a child.

Pavilion fire on scene and Mercy EMS responding.

December 28, 2017 - 5:37pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, news, Stafford, Oakfield, notify.


Investigators are unsure why a 2004 Acura TSX driven by Tracy B. Carpenter, 54, of Oakfield, crossed the center line on Route 33 in Stafford just before 12:30 p.m. today and struck a westbound semi-truck head on.

Carpenter was pronounced dead at the scene by Coroner Donald Coleman.

The weather was not a factor, according to the Sheriff's Office investigators. The road was dry and the sky was clear.

The accident closed Route 33 between Prole Road and Caswell Road for the entire afternoon. Stafford fire is just now clearing the scene. The Department of Environmental Conservation's spill management crew is still working to clean up a fuel spill. National Grid was on scene to replace a utility pole that was broken when the semi-truck struck it.

The 2007 Western Star was driven by Fay B. Warner, 67, of Geneseo. Warner was not injured in the accident.

The crash is being investigated by deputies Jenna Ferrando, Joseph Loftus, Chris Erion, and the Crash Reconstruction Unit. 

Stafford fire responded along with Byron fire, South Byron fire, and Bergen fire to assist at the scene and block roads. Mercy EMS also responded. State Police also assisted at the scene.

(Initial Report)






December 24, 2017 - 11:15pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, news, batavia, thruway.

A car has reportedly hit a tree near mile marker 393.7, off the eastbound lane of the Thruway.

There was airbag deployment.

Town of Batavia fire and Mercy EMS dispatched.

UPDATE 11:30 p.m.: Occupants are out of the vehicle. Ambulance can respond non-emergency for patient evaluation.

UPDATE 11:40 p.m.: Assignment back in service.

December 23, 2017 - 1:37pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in Thurway, batavia, news, accident.


A pedestrian has reportedly been hit on the Thruway in the eastbound lane near mile marker 387.

Town of Batavia fire and Mercy EMS dispatched.

UPDATE 1:39 p.m.: It also sounds like a vehicle accident is also being reported near mile marker 386.

UPDATE 3:11 p.m.: All we could get from a trooper at the scene was one person injured. At least two vehicles were involved. The pictures are from mile marker 386.


December 23, 2017 - 12:02pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, news, batavia, thruway.

A car is off the road and a caller reports the driver appears to be injured in the area of mile marker 386.6 on the Thruway in the Town of Batavia.

Town of Batavia fire and Mercy EMS dispatched.

December 22, 2017 - 10:25pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, news, accident.

A vehicle is on its side after striking a fire hydrant in the area of 4524 Batavia Elba Townline Road, Batavia.

No injuries reported.

Town of Batavia Fire Department dispatched.

December 22, 2017 - 9:39am
posted by Howard B. Owens in Bethany, news, accident.

A person reportedly suffered a minor hand injury in an accident in the area of 6131 Ellicott Street Road, Bethany.

A utility pole is snapped.

Bethany fire and Stafford fire along with Mercy EMS dispatched.

UPDATE 9:43 a.m.: All units can respond non-emergency.

December 22, 2017 - 7:09am
posted by Howard B. Owens in alexander, accident, news.

A multiple vehicle accident with injuries is reported in the area 3082 Broadway Road, Alexander.

Alexander fire, ambulance and Mercy EMS dispatched.

Darien fire requested to close eastbound Route 20. Alexander fire police are closing down westbound Route 20 at Route 98.

UPDATE 7:12 a.m.: National Grid requested to the scene to deal with a downed pole and power line.

UPDATE 9:10 a.m.: Route 20 has reopened.

December 18, 2017 - 10:09am
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, news, Alabama.

A car has reportedly hit a tree in the area of 1059 Ledge Road, Alabama.

The initial report is minor injuries though the driver can't get out of the car.

Alabama fire and Mercy EMS dispatched.

December 15, 2017 - 4:14pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, news, Oakfield.

A motor-vehicle accident with unknown injuries is reported in the ara of 3371 Maltby Road, between Fox Road and North Pearl Road, in Oakfield.

Oakfield fire and Mercy EMS dispatched.

UPDATE 4:17 p.m.: An Oakfield chief requests Mercy EMS continue to the scene for evaluation of one patient.

December 14, 2017 - 11:01am
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, news, pembroke, thruway.

An ambulance has been dispatched to the toll booths on the New York State Thruway in Pembroke for an employee who has reportedly suffered an electrical shock.

No word on the extent of injuries, if any.

Pembroke and Indian Falls fire departments also responding.

UPDATE 3:11 p.m.: The patient suffered minor burns on her fingers and was transported to ECMC. She was plugging something in to an electric outlet when she was shocked. 

December 14, 2017 - 10:52am
posted by Howard B. Owens in Bethany, news, accident.


A semi-truck driver lost control of his rig on Ellicott Street Road in Bethany at about 9 o'clock this morning and slid off the roadway.

No injuries were reported.

The accident was in the area of 5902 Ellicott Street Road.

Bethany fire responded.

Photos by Glenn Adams.




December 10, 2017 - 10:43pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, batavia, news.

A car has struck a pole in the area of the CVS Pharmacy on West Main Street, Batavia.

No word on injuries.

City fire and Mercy EMS dispatched.

UPDATE 10:48 p.m.: Three occupants. Mercy EMS requested to the scene for patient evaluation. 

December 10, 2017 - 10:17pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in bergen, accident, news.

A rollover accident, a car into the trees, is reported on Route 19 and Bissell Road in Bergen.

Bergen fire and ambulance dispatched.

UPDATE 10:17 p.m.: A Bergen chief on scene. One vehicle on its side. Investigating.

UPDATE 10:20 p.m.: One person entrapped in the vehicle. Conscious. Appears to be minor injuries.

December 10, 2017 - 4:32pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, news, batavia.

A driver is complaining of back pain after his car struck a tree at Lehigh Avenue and Creek Road, Batavia.

Town of Batavia fire and Mercy EMS dispatched.

UPDATE 5:01 p.m.: One patient transported to UMMC for evaluation.

December 10, 2017 - 3:43pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, news, Darien.

A tractor-trailer has been reported on Route 77 in Darien, just south of the Darien Fire Hall.

No injuries are reported, but the roadway is blocked.

UPDATE 3:46 p.m.: Darien's fire police requested to Route 77 and Route 20 to shut down northbound traffic.

UPDATE 3:49 p.m.: Corfu requested to shut down southbound traffic at Route 33 and Route 77.

UPDATE 3:53 p.m.: A responder reports, "you've got tractor-trailers lined up Route 77." The initial caller left the scene. It's possible the original jackknifed truck was assisted by passersby. It should like slick road conditions are causing problems for other trucks.

UPDATE 3:56 p.m.: A responder reports, "what we have here is a car hauler stuck on the road. It remains to be seen if he can get out of here." Traffic is being shut down to give the Highway Department a "chance to catch up." It appears to be just the one car hauler stuck at this time.

December 10, 2017 - 1:54pm
posted by Billie Owens in alexander, accident, news.

A one-car accident with injuries is reported at the intersection of Alexander (Route 98) and Goodman roads, Alexander. Alexander Fire Department and medics are responding.

UPDATE 1:59 p.m.: Injuries are reportedly minor. 

December 9, 2017 - 5:33pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, news, batavia.


A motor-vehicle accident, believed to be with injuries, is reported on West Main Street Road, in front of Taco Bell.

City fire and Mercy EMS dispatched.

UPDATE 6:09 p.m.: Police believe the Nissan, which was eastbound, started a left-hand turn into the Tops parking lot and then the driver changed his or her mind but failed to negotiate fully back into its own lane of traffic. The Nissan struck a car, front left fender to front left fender, that was stopped to make a left-hand turn into the shopping center on the south side of West Main. The Nissan then careened into a third vehicle. Two people were transported to UMMC for evaluation.

December 9, 2017 - 5:12pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, news, elba, notify.



A semi-truck hauling potatoes and a passenger vehicle collided at about 1:15 p.m. today at the intersection of Lockport Road and Route 98 in Elba and as a result of the accident two people died.

The victims are Franca C. Monachino, 45, of Hilton, and Jerry E. Tuttle, 29, of Kingley, Pa.

State Police investigators believe Monachnio was driving a 2013 Honda Civic westbound on Lockport Road and failed to yield at the intersection of Route 98. Tuttle, in a 2004 Peterbilt hauling potatoes, was northbound.  

Both vehicles went off the west shoulder of Route 98 and became entangled in high-voltage electrical lines. Firefighters were unable to check on the victims until National Grid arrived on the scene, about 30 minutes after the accident, and shut off power to the lines.

The operators were deceased at the scene and there were no other victims.

Troopers were assisted by Elba fire, Mercy EMS, Sheriff's Office, National Grid, Genesee County coroner, NYSP Commercial Enforcement Unit, NYSP Collision Reconstruction Unit and the Bureau of Criminal Investigation.

The investigation is continuing.


December 9, 2017 - 1:29pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in elba, accident, news.

A tractor-trailer rollover accident with possible multiple vehicles involved is reported on Route 98 and Lockport Road in Elba.

The roadway is closed.

One possible injury.

Power lines may be down.

UPDATE(S) (By Billie) 1:56 p.m.: Route 98 is closed at Old Oak Orchard Road and Lockport Road is closed in both directions. There is a semi-truck and a passenger vehicle involved and they are entangled in power lines. The roadways will be closed for an extended period of time.


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