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November 24, 2012 - 11:32am
posted by Alecia Kaus in accident, thruway, Le Roy.

Le Roy Fire and Le Roy Ambulance are being dispatched to mile marker 379.9 westbound on the Thruway near Le Roy for a car/deer accident. One subject has minor injuries due to glass in the face. State Police are also on location.

November 24, 2012 - 10:30am
posted by Alecia Kaus in accident, elba.

A minor injury accident at 64 S. Main St., the Yellow Goose in Elba, Mercy Medic 3 and Elba Fire Department are responding. Fire police are now requested.    

Update 11:15 a.m.: Elba assignment back in service and Mercy Medic 3 out at Strong Hospital in Rochester.

November 21, 2012 - 4:38pm
posted by Billie Owens in accident.

A car struck a deer on the westbound Thruway at mile marker 392.5. There are injuries. Mercy EMS and law enforcement are responding along with Town of Batavia firefighters.

UPDATE 4:41 p.m.: A responder at the scene says "Traffic is a mess out here." The vehicle is off the roadway about 15 feet.

UPDATE 4:47 p.m.: "We have a secondary accident about a half mile back." It's a two-car rear-ender with no visible injuries to the vehicles' occupants, including an infant. As a result of this secondary accident, law enforcement is "controlling the left passing lane."

UPDATE 5 p.m.: Mercy medics responded to the secondary accident to evaluate those involved. The location is at mile marker 391.2, westbound.

UPDATE 5:28 p.m.: An 18-month-old baby boy is being taken to UMMC for evaluation. He was strapped into his car seat when the accident occurred.

November 20, 2012 - 2:36pm
posted by Billie Owens in accident, Darien.

A car struck a fire hydrant and broke a utility pole before leaving the scene at 10653 Alleghany Road. High tension wires were said to be hanging low to the ground, but Darien Fire Department, now on scene, says that's not the case.

The vehicle is now in the parking lot of the Darien Town Hall and law enforcement is out with it. The location of the accident is between Route 20 and Erie Road. The fire hydrant is dislodged but not leaking. The pole is upright, but sheared at the base, "somewhat attached to the ground" and will need immediate attention. The utility company has been notified and is sending out a crew right away.

UPDATE 2:40 p.m.: The driver is not injured and the vehicle is not leaking fluids. The officer who spoke with the driver is leaving the town hall parking lot and returning to the accident site.

UPDATE 2:42 p.m.: National Grid has a 20-minute ETA.

UPDATE: Photo submitted by Steven Easton.

November 20, 2012 - 12:45pm
posted by Billie Owens in accident, south byron.

A car-into-tree accident, believed to be with no injuries, is reported at 6668 Warboys Road. There was air-bag deployment. Byron and South Byron fire is responding along with medics to evaluate the patient(s).

UPDATE 12:51 p.m.: There are no injuries. Responders are told to proceed in non-emergency mode.

November 17, 2012 - 10:28pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in Basom, accident, Alabama, Tonawanda Indian Reservation.

A one-vehicle rollover accident is reported in the area of 590 Council House Road, on the Tonawanda Indian Reservation.

Alabama fire is dispatched.

UPDATE 10:29 p.m.: Chief on scene reports a vehicle on its side.

UPDATE 10:31 p.m.: One patient. No word yet on extent of injuries.

November 17, 2012 - 10:15am
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, elba.

Crash Team members were called to the scene of a fatal one-car accident in Elba yesterday evening, but their initial investigation reveals no reason why the Toyota Highlander driven by 69-year-old Vincentia Smith veered off the roadway and slammed into a tree.

All they know at this time is Smith was westbound on North Byron Road at 4:44 p.m. when her vehicle crossed the eastbound lane, went off the roadway and hit the tree.

There were no skid marks.

Smith was unconscious when first responder's arrived.  Mercy Flight was called, but she was apparently not stable enough for air transport, so she was taken to UMMC by Mercy EMS, where she was pronounced dead.

The location of the accident, North Byron Road, a tenth of a mile east of Log City Road, is just yards from where Elba resident Linda Brown was killed one year and eight days ago in a single-car accident.

It's too early to determine if there is any common factor between the two fatal crashes.

"It’s a straight road, you’ve got some hills, you’ve got some deer out here, any number of things could be a factor here, or not," said Investigator Timothy Weis. "It could be simply, she drifted off the road."

A medical examiner will try to determine if Smith, a resident of Miller Road, Elba, had a health issue that contributed to the crash and investigators will take a look at her car and try to determine if there were any mechanical issues.

"If (the mechanical inspection) comes back fine and the medical exam comes back fine, this could be one where we never know the reason," Weis said.

Assisting at the scene was the Elba Fire Department and State Police. The investigation is being conducted by Weis, Deputy Kevin McCarthy and Sgt. William Scott.

(Initial Report)

November 15, 2012 - 3:52pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, accident, east pembroke.

A motor-vehicle accident has been reported in front of the East Pembroke Fire Hall, 2623 E. Main Road, East Pembroke.

At the same time, the fire station's fire alarm has gone off.

The car has apparently gone through the door of the fire hall and struck a fire truck.

There is a report of one injury.

East Pembroke fire and Mercy EMS dispatched.

UPDATE 3:53 p.m.: The vehicle struck a center post on the building causing structural damage. Code enforcement requested to the scene.

UPDATE 3:56 p.m.: Both engines and the tanker are blocked in the building. The chief orders that as soon as the patient is extricated -- and the patient has been extricated -- that some pictures be taken and the trucks moved to another location as soon as possible.

UPDATE 4:02 p.m.: The fire chiefs will be notified in Oakfield, Indian Falls, Pembroke and Town of Batavia and crews will be assembled as they deem necessary to stand by in their quarters. One engine from the East Pembroke hall is out and available in case of fire, but that's it. Any other equipment needed to fight a fire would need to come from elsewhere.

UPDATE 4:15 p.m.: All the trucks from the East Pembroke Fire Station have been safely removed from the damaged building. But crews in other halls will remain on standby duty for the time being.

UPDATE 5:24 p.m.: The driver was eastbound on Route 5 and either fell asleep or blacked out due to a medical condition, according to Trooper Mark Catanzaro. Her car entered the west driveway, went airborne after cutting between a utility pole and the fire department sign and over an embankment, striking the post between two doors. No fire engines were damaged. The trucks are being relocated, according to Chief Don Newton, to Ron and Newt's. East Pembroke fire will be able to respond to calls from that location, but neighboring districts will also be called on mutual aid for most emergency calls. The trucks will be returned to the hall after repairs are completed, which will take one or two weeks.

November 15, 2012 - 7:03am
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, accident.

Town of Batavia Fire Department is on scene of a motor-vehicle accident involving a diesel fuel leak at the intersection of Clinton Street Road and Seven Springs Road.

Stafford fire requested to the scene to assist with clean up.

DEC being notified.

No injuries reported in the accident.

November 13, 2012 - 5:36pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, bergen.

An accident with injuries is reported at Route 33 and Gilbert Road.

Bergen fire and ambulance responding.

UPDATE 5:43 p.m.: Nobody trapped. A 9-year-old complains of rib pain and another victim has facial cuts.

UPDATE 5:45 p.m.: A second Mercy EMS ambulance requested to the scene.

UPDATE 5:47 p.m.: Two wreckers requested to the scene. Both vehicles described as "demolished."

UPDATE 6:34 p.m.: All units are clear from the accident scene. The road is reopened. Patients transported to Strong.

November 13, 2012 - 12:47pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, accident.

One of the two men injured in an accident on West Main Street, Batavia, on Sunday, was discharged from ECMC today while the other man remains hospitalized in stable condition.

Released was Ryan N. Bartholomew, 18, who was a passenger in a blue Chevy Aveo, that was struck after its driver, Nathan E. Hinze, 19, of Ellicott Avenue, Batavia, allegedly turned in front of an oncoming Chevy Avalanche.

Both Bartholomew and Hinze were flown by Mercy Flight to ECMC, where Hinze remains.

Jennifer L. Petry, 31, of Brooklyn Avenue, Batavia, was the driver of the Avalanche. She was transported to ECMC by Mercy EMS where she was treated and released.

Charges may be pending in the accident.

At 2:32 p.m., Hinze was heading westbound on West Main Street, according to the report by Deputy Tim Wescott, when he attempted to make a left-hand turn into the parking lot of Valu Plaza.

Petry was eastbound.

Both vehicles reportedly had green lights.

Town of Batavia fire and city fire assisted at the scene.

(Initial Report)

November 13, 2012 - 10:56am
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, Le Roy, Wyoming County.

A Le Roy truck driver escaped injury Saturday when the brakes on his semi went out and he lost control of the truck and it overturned on Route 19 near Fox Road.

Nathanael Edmund, 22, of Harris Road, was hauling corn at 1:16 p.m. Saturday down a hill on Route 19 and was unable to negotiate a turn after his brakes stopped working.

The load of corn spilled from the truck.

Responding to the scene was the Wyoming Fire Department, Warsaw Fire Department, Wyoming County Sheriff's Office and State Police.

The accident remains under investigation.

November 11, 2012 - 4:37pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, accident.

Two people were taken to regional hospitals by Mercy Flight after an accident at 2:40 p.m. on West Main Street at the turn-in for Valu Plaza.

Both people, the driver of one car and his passenger, had non-life-threatening injuries. The driver was taken ECMC and the passenger to Strong Memorial Hospital.

A third person, the driver of a red Chevy Avalanche involved in the crash, was taken to Strong by Mercy EMS.

Reportedly, the driver of a blue Chevy Aveo was making a left-hand turn from the westbound lane into Valu Plaza. He allegedly pulled in front of the red Avalanche.

City and Town of Batavia fire departments responded and Sheriff's deputies are investigating the accident.

Information and photos provided by Alecia Kaus.

November 8, 2012 - 4:35pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in Basom, accident, Alabama.

Some type of equipment has rolled over in the area of 837 Bloomingdale Road, Tonawanda Indian Reservation.

The driver is out and uninjured.

Unknown if it's leaking any type of fluid.

Traffic is blocked.

Alabama Fire Department responding.

UPDATE 4:37 p.m.: A chief on scene reports he's informed the accident location is at Bloomingdale and Meadville. The equipment is a "Land All."  Primarily, Alabama fire needed for traffic control while workers try to upright the vehicle, which is on its side.

UPDATE 4:52 p.m.: Bloomingdale at Meadville will be shut down.

UPDATE 5:44 p.m.: The equipment has been uprighted and removed from the road. The road is reopened. Alabama is back in service.


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November 8, 2012 - 1:37pm
posted by Billie Owens in accident, alexander.

A two-car accident with injuries is reported on Alexander Road, just south of Goodman Road. Alexander Fire Department and medics are responding.

UPDATE 2:02 p.m.: One patient was transported to UMMC. Alexander is back in service.

November 5, 2012 - 7:58am
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, Oakfield, Alabama.

A driver said he swerved to try and avoid a deer in the roadway, causing his car to strike a tree on Lewiston Road, in Oakfield, at 10:47 p.m., Sunday.

Rodney L. McKenzie, 48, of Lewston Road, Basom, was transported to Strong Memorial Hospital by Mercy EMS with minor injuries.

McKenzie was westbound on Lewiston near Bliss Road, driving a 2010 Toyota sedan, when he said he spotted a deer in the roadway.

There were no passengers in his vehicle and no other cars were involved.

The accident was investigated by Deputy James Diehl, who issued McKenzie a citation for allegedly not wearing a seat belt.

November 5, 2012 - 7:46am
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, Bethany.

A driver says she fell asleep at the wheel Saturday afternoon leading to a one-car rollover accident on Creek Road near Putnam Road.

Linda M. Drumstra, 59, of Brookville Road, Alexander, was transported to Strong Memorial Hospital by Mercy Flight with non-life-threatening injuries.

Drumstra was driving a 2009 Toyota SUV northbound on Creek Road when her vehicle went off the roadway, struck two trees and overturned, coming to rest on the driver's side.

The accident was investigated by Deputy Chris Parker, who issued a citation to Drumstra for allegedly moving from lane unsafely.

(Initial Report)

November 4, 2012 - 8:11pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, Alabama.

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

Alabama fire and Mercy EMS responding.

UPDATE 8:16 p.m.: Minor, if any, injuries. Everybody is out of the car.

November 4, 2012 - 12:47pm
posted by Billie Owens in accident, Alabama.

A one-vehicle rollover accident with injuries is reported on the Tonawanda Indian Reservation at Meadville and Parker roads. The victim is out of the vehicle, but injured. Alabama Fire Department and Mercy medics are responding. A responder on scene says there was air-bag deployment and Mercy Flight is put on ground standby.

UPDATE 12:48 p.m.: Mercy Flight is asked to stand down. The driver has a leg injury. The car is on its side and the engine is still running.

November 1, 2012 - 5:51pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, Alabama.

The driver of a 2004 Olds sedan stopped on Ledge Road at 1:36 p.m. reportedly pulled out onto Route 77 as another car approached, causing a three-car accident in Alabama.

One person, Leah E. Ridder, 14, was injured and taken by ambulance to Medina Memorial Hospital.

Cited for alleged failure to yield the right of way was Donna M. Croft, 59, of Montclaire Avenue, Batavia.

Neither Croft nor her passenger, Dalton K. Tusing, were injured.

Leah Ridder was a passenger in a car driven by Christopher F. Ridder, 41, of South Main Street, Medina.

Ridder's 1999 Chevy sedan was northbound on Route 77 when it struck Croft's eastbound car.

A car driven by Judith M. Cummings, 68, of Martin Road, Akron, was sitting in the westbound lane of Ledge Road and was struck by Croft's vehicle after it was hit by Ridder's car.

Neither Cummings nor her passenger, James L. Cummings, 67, were injured.

The accident was investigated by Deputy Chris Parker.

(Initial Post)

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