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November 12, 2010 - 10:06pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, Alabama.

A two car accident with injuries is reported in the area of 7415 Reuben Road, Alabama.

Alabama Fire and Mercy EMS being dispatched.

UPDATE 10:14 p.m.: A second ambulance is requested to the scene.

November 10, 2010 - 10:28pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, Alabama.

A minor injury, roll over accident has been reported on Macomber Road, Alabama, just south of Towne Place.

Alabama Fire and Mercy EMS being dispatched.

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November 10, 2010 - 9:39pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, Alabama.

A man is reporting that he was struck by a car somewhere in the area of Martin Road and Bloomingdale Road, Alabama.

He says he's in a ditch, just came to and doesn't remember anything.

He is walking toward Western Doors store.

Law enforcement and Alabama Fire being dispatched.

UPDATE 10:45 p.m.: The accident may have happened in the area of 379 Martin Road. The man reportedly has a head injury. Mercy Flight is being put on stand by.

UPDATE 10:58 p.m.: Five minute ETA for Mercy Flight.

UPDATE 11:09 p.m.: Mercy Flight on the ground.

UPDATE 11:21 p.m.: Mercy Flight in the air.

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November 10, 2010 - 9:00am
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, accident.

A car accident in the area of 189 South Main St., Batavia, has left one vehicle smoking.

Traffic is not blocked and there are no injuries.

City Fire is responding.

UPDATE 10:02 a.m.: Police on scene reports there just seems to be spilled radiator fluid.

November 8, 2010 - 7:03am
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, thruway, Le Roy.

There is a rollover accident reported on the Thruway near mile marker 396 in the westbound lane.

Minor injuries reported.

The vehicle rolled twice and hit another car in the service center.  The driver is conscious and alert.

Le Roy Fire and Ambulance are responding.

November 5, 2010 - 5:37pm
posted by Billie Owens in accident, corfu.

A one-car rollover accident was reported about 10 minutes ago on Route 77 in Corfu, just north of the village.

It knocked down an electrical power line, and possibly damaged a transformer. National Grid has been notified and is expected to arrive on scene in about 20-25 minutes ago.

Apparently there were no injuries. The medic is back in service. Corfu Fire responded.

November 5, 2010 - 10:22am
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, accident.

A two-car, rear-end accident is reported at West Main Street and Lyon streets, Batavia.

There are no reported injuries, but a mother is requesting that EMS evaluate her child who was in an child safety seat.

Batavia police and fire and Mercy EMS responding.

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November 5, 2010 - 9:26am
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, accident, Oak Street.

A two-car accident with minor injuries is reported at Richmond Avenue and Oak Street, Batavia.

One car is blocking the flow of traffic.

Batavia PD, fire and Mercy EMS responding.

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November 3, 2010 - 2:40pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, crime, accident, roundabout, Oak Street.

mustang_roundabout.jpgThe man who owns a silver Mustang involved in a one-car accident on the edge of the Oak Street roundabout last week says he wasn't driving the car at the time of the accident.

The driver fled the scene.

There were two witnesses of the driver running from the car, according to Officer Ed Mileham, but neither witness could positively identify the driver after looking at photo line ups.

"Right now, it's just an unauthorized use," Mileham said.

The owner of the car reported it stolen the morning after the accident.

The name of vehicle owner has not been released.

November 2, 2010 - 8:59am
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, thruway, pembroke.

A motor-vehicle accident with injuries has been reported on the Thruway, eastbound lane between mile markers 402 and 404.

Pembroke and Indian Falls Fire  with Mercy EMS being dispatched.

The Pembroke chief warns that responders should be aware that the Route 77 bridge over the Thruway is very slick.

On scene, the chief reports three vehicles involved. No word yet on injuries.

UPDATE 9:04 a.m.: Everybody is out of the cars and walking around. One person may have an eye injury.

UPDATE 9:14 a.m.: A second ambulance is requested to the scene.

November 1, 2010 - 9:00am
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, accident.

pedaccident_center.jpgUPDATE 11 a.m.

A 61-year-old Rochester man was hit by a car at about 8 a.m. on Center Street, Batavia.

The driver of the car said he was looking further up the road and just didn't see the man until it was too late.

The man was walking diagonally across Center Street with his back to the northbound car.

"The driver just didn't see the pedestrian," said Sgt. Robert Yaeger, who added that visibility was a little lower at the time of the accident. "It's just one of those things. It's an unfortunate accident."

No citations were issued, though the accident remains under investigation.

Injured was Paul H. Wypych, of Rockingham Drive, Rochester. The driver is identified as Dennis A. Weibel, of Route 38, Castile.

Wypych was transported to Strong Memorial Hospital, where at 11 a.m. he was still being evaluated.

Photo: Dan Fischer, WBTA

October 30, 2010 - 12:08am
posted by Howard B. Owens in Basom, accident, Alabama, Townawanda Indian Reservation.

A caller has reported finding a car that hit a tree and is now on its side in the area of 470 Council House Road.

The caller reports finding blood, but can't see any person around, at least not in the dark.

Alabama Fire and Mercy EMS being dispatched.

UPDATE 12:13 a.m.: Alabama chief reports no victim at the scene. He confirms, the car is on its side.

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October 29, 2010 - 10:14am
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, accident.

A driver allegedly failed to yield the right-of-way, leading to a minor injury accident at the intersection of Bank Street Road and South Bennett Heights yesterday morning.

The 7:57 a.m. accident sent Tonya L. Passamonte, 45, of Washington Avenue, Batavia, to UMMC, but neither the driver nor the passenger of the other car were injured.

According to a report prepared by Deputy Chris Parker, a 2003 Dodge pickup driven by Elizabeth A. Bruns, 42, of South Bennett Heights, Batavia, was westbound from South Bennett Heights when she "failed to yield the right-of-way" at the intersection, rolling past the stop sign.

The report does not list any citations issued.

Passamonte was driving a 2008 Chevy SUV.

Bruns' passenger was 16-year-old Mary C. Boerschlein.

(Initial Report)

October 28, 2010 - 8:04am
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, Bank Street Road, accident.

A motor-vehicle accident with injuries has been reported at State Street Roads and South Bennett Heights Road, Batavia.

Town of Batavia Fire and Mercy EMS are responding.

First responder reports one car is in a corn field, the other is on the road.

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October 27, 2010 - 4:08pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, accident, Veterans Memorial Drive.

An accident has been reported in the Target parking lot, between the store and the AT&T Store.

One person is complaining of a head injury.

Mercy EMS and Town of Batavia Fire are responding.

UPDATE 4:11 p.m.: A fire crew is standing by at headquarters. A chief reports, "the fire department isn't needed here." The first responding Mercy ambulance said the second ambulance could go back in service.  Also, the fire chief on scene has requested that law enforcement respond.

October 27, 2010 - 8:32am
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident.

UPDATED 11:50 a.m.

A diesel fuel delivery truck hit a passenger vehicle on Route 19 just north of Bergen a little after 7 a.m., causing 50 to 70 gallons of diesel fuel to spill and severely injuring the driver of the passenger vehicle.

Route 19 has been closed since the accident and will be closed for well into the afternoon.

The name of the driver of the passenger vehicle is not available at this time and nobody else was in the car with him. He was taken by Mercy Flight to Strong Memorial Hospital.

Two drivers where entrapped, but the truck driver was suffered only minor injuries, according to Tim Yaeger, the county's emergency management coordinator.

A third car was involved, but was only a minor part of the accident, according to Sgt. James Meier. The car just clipped the truck as it was coming to rest, Meier said.

The Genesee County Sheriff's Office is handling the investigation and the cause of the accident. Names of the victims are expected to be released later.

Yaeger said the truck, after striking the car, turned on its side and rolled into some trees. 

The fuel on the truck needed to be transferred to another truck before it could be up righted.

UPDATE 11:05 a.m.: The road clean up is going to take longer than expected. Special equipment needs to be brought in from Victor. Once on scene, the work is expected to take as long as two hours, so this section of Route 19 could be closed for up to three more hours.

UPDATE 12:21 p.m.: The drivers have been identified: James E. Simons, 36, of Mount Morris, was driving a 2001 Jeep. Aron S. Flatt, 38, of Ontario, was driving the tanker truck. Patrick J. Donahue, 21, of Batavia, was driving a 2008 Ford pickup truck. 

According to the Sheriff's Office, Simons was heading north on Route 19 at 5:30 a.m. when his Jeep crossed the center line and collided with the tanker. The tanker was loaded with approximately 2000 gallons of diesel fuel.  Donahue was not injured and his truck sustained only minor damage. 

Simons and Flatt were both transported to Strong. Flatt was taken by ground ambulance, Simons by Mercy Flight.

The crash is being investigated by deputies James Weis, Frank Bordonaro, Ron Meides and Sgt. James Meier. Assisting at the scene were the Bergen and Churchville fire departments as well as Genesee county Emergency Management and NYTS Department of Environmental Conservation.

October 27, 2010 - 8:11am
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, accident, Park Road.

A bicycle rider has been struck in the area of 8322 Park Road, Batavia.

Mercy EMS and Town of Batavia Fire are being dispatched.

UPDATE 8:13 a.m.: Town of Batavia back in service. This is not a motor vehicle accident, a chief reports. A man fell off his bicycle.

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October 24, 2010 - 10:12pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, pavillion.

A 35-year-old driver from Honeoye Falls said she didn't see the tractor-trailer barreling down Route 63 before it plowed into her 2001 Volkswagen sedan.

The woman was sent to UMMC with non-life-threatening injuries and issued a citation for allegedly failing to yield the right of way.

The accident occurred at 6:27 p.m. (initial report)

Brandy M. Temple said she stopped at the intersection of Route 246 (Perry Road) and Route 63, and then proceeded southeast when her car was struck by a 2008 International driven by Dumitru Ban, 36, of Mississauga, Ontario, Canada.

Ban was not injured.

There is a stop sign on Perry Road at that intersection, but Route 63 is designated for through traffic.

The accident was investigated by Sgt. Greg Walker.


October 24, 2010 - 4:52pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, accident.

A driver said he was "playing with the radio" just before his car crossed into oncoming traffic on Lewiston Road, leading to a two-car accident at 6:42 p.m., Saturday.

The driver, Matthew J. Zon, 29, of East Main Street, Bryon, was transported to UMMC with non-life-threatening injuries. He was also cited for allegedly moving from lane and unlicensed operation of a vehicle.

Thomas Oliver, 34, of Iris Avenue, West Seneca, who was driving the other car, was not injured.

Neither driver had passengers.

The accident was investigated by Deputy Cory Mower.

(initial report)

October 23, 2010 - 4:17pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, accident, alex's place, Orleans County.

The owners and staff of Alex's Place, Park Road, Batavia, are in mourning this weekend following the apparent death of head chef Russell Bugbee, 31.

While the Orleans County Sheriff's Office has not officially identified Bugbee as the driver of a car involved in a one-car accident at 11 p.m., Thursday, in Murray, Alex's was closed Friday after word of the accident reached owners Matt and Jennifer Gray.

The accident remains under investigation and official identification of Bugbee as the victim is awaiting a medical examiner's confirmation.

Matt Gray issued the following statement this afternoon:

On Thursday night, Alex’s Place lost our family member and friend Russell Bugbee. Russ was in a one-vehicle accident on Route 31 in the Town of Murray, New York and was pronounced dead at the scene. We were closed for business yesterday and we would like to thank the community for the support and understanding they have shown Alex’s and our staff. A native of Connecticut, Russ moved to Batavia in 2007 for what he thought was a six-month project to help an old friend out in a new business venture, the purchasing of Alex’s Place. He never left, growing to love the town and the people (and hating the snow). Over the last three years he made Alex’s his own with his creativity and dedication, becoming an integral part of our daily lives both at work and out. At just 31 years old and so talented he left us far too early. A memorial service is planned to be held on Monday, November 1st at Alex’s Place, time to be announced. A collection is being held for his family and donations can be sent care of Alex’s Place, 8322 Park Road, Batavia, NY 14020.




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