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September 19, 2012 - 7:21am
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, Le Roy.

A three-car accident with minor injuries is reported in the area of 8111 E. Main Road, Le Roy.

That's near Linwood Road.

Le Roy Fire Department and Le Roy Ambulance Service dispatched.

The roadway is blocked.


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September 17, 2012 - 2:44pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, accident, pembroke.

It was an accident that emergency responders acknowledge could have been much worse.

The initial call at 12:13 p.m. was for a semi-truck hitting a school bus and pushing it over on its side on Route 5 near Wortendyke Road.

Four ambulances were dispatched, Mercy Flight was put on standby and East Pembroke Chief Don Newton requested mutual aid from Batavia, Alexander, Darien and Oakfield.

"We didn’t know if the school bus was full of children or not so a lot of ambulances were dispatched as a safeguard," said Sheriff Gary Maha. "You can always turn them back."

As it turns out, most of the responding units were put back in service.

There was only one pre-K child on the bus and he did not appeared to be injured. As required by code, he was taken to UMMC for evaluation.

Both drivers were evaluated at the scene and no injuries were reported.

The Pembroke Central School District bus was eastbound on Route 5 and was stopping to make a left-hand turn into a driveway to pick up another student when it was rear-ended by the tractor-trailer.

The bus skidded forward in a semicircle and landed on its side in the front yard of a residence on the north side of Main Street Road.

The driver and child were able to walk out the rear emergency exit.

"It could have been a lot worse," Newton said. "Thankfully, there was only one child on the bus and the driver was uninjured and the child is being taken to UMMC for evaluation, but it doesn’t look like anything too serious at this time."

Maha said it was too early in the investigation to determine if the truck driver -- whose name has not yet been released -- was distracted prior to the accident.

The driver, Maha said, claims the bus driver had not activated its bus stop lights; the bus driver, Maha said, told investigators he had activated the lights.

Children on school buses are not required to wear safety belts and the child on this bus was not belted, Maha said.

The trucking company involved has requested the trucker's load be released, but state authorities have requested the trailer be impounded until Wednesday pending further investigation.

September 12, 2012 - 9:27am
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, pembroke.

A motor vehicle accident with injuries has been reported on Route 77 in front of the T/A Travel Plaza.

A semi-truck is involved and the side-saddle gas tank is reportedly leaking.

Pembroke and Indian Falls fire departments dispatched.

UPDATE 9:29 a.m.: Akron Fire requested mutual aid with a pumper. Also, ambulances requested from Akron and Darien. All Mercy EMS ambulances are tied up on calls.

UPDATE 9:33 a.m.: Three patients. No entrapment. Hazmat situation with leaking diesel fuel. All available manpower from Corfu Fire Department requested to the scene.

UPDATE 9:39 a.m.: Fuel leak of 30 to 40 gallons is contained.

UPDATE 9:45 a.m.: Darien's ambulance can stand down.

UPDATE 10:01 a.m.: Patients being transported.

UPDATE 10:15 a.m.: All units back in service. Route 77 reopened. Two patients transported by Akron to Millard Suburban and one by Mercy EMS to Children's.

September 12, 2012 - 8:07am
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, bergen.

A person has suffered a head injury and is not conscious following a motor vehicle accident in the area of 7520 Chili Riga Center Road.

Bergen Fire Department is being dispatched, even though the accident appears to be in the Churchville Fire District.

Mercy EMS also dispatched.

UPDATE 8:34 a.m.: Bergen back in service.


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September 11, 2012 - 12:11am
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, bergen.

A driver reportedly said she took a turn too fast causing her to lose control of the vehicle, hit a utility pole and overturn at 5:01 p.m. on Route 19 near Creamery Road.

Wendy S. Harrington, 52, of Clinton Street, Bergen, was entrapped in the vehicle but suffered only minor injuries. She was transported by Mercy EMS to Strong Memorial Hospital.

No citations are listed on the accident report.

Harrington was driving a 2003 Ford SUV.

The accident was investigated by Deputy Matthew Butler.

(Initial Report)

September 11, 2012 - 12:03am
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, accident.

No children were injured this morning when the school bus they were on was hit by a car that had been rear-ended by another vehicle.

The driver who hit the stopped vehicle blamed sun glare for lack of visibility but was cited for allegedly following too closely.

The school bus was actively involved in loading a passenger, according to the accident report, and the driver, Jessica Ann Naas, 46, of Lockport Road, Oakfield, had not turned on the bus stop lights.

The bus was stopped at 3800 Batavia Elba Townline Road at 7:14 a.m.

Cited for allegedly tailgating was Alec Richmond Seppala, 18, of Drake Street, Oakfield.

Seppala's 2001 Pontiac sedan hit a 1998 Nissan sedan driven by Steven R. Koneski, 32, of Salt Works Road, Medina.

Koneski suffered a minor injury and was transported to UMMC.

There were 15 students on the bus, ages 13 to 17.

The accident was investigated by Deputy Chris Parker.

September 10, 2012 - 6:31pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, bergen.

While we were off-line: At about 4:38 p.m., Bergen Fire Department was dispatched to a report of a one-vehicle rollover accident with entrapment. The car reportedly struck a pole before rolling over. Route 19 between Creamery and Peachy roads was closed for more than an hour. There were no serious injuries.

September 7, 2012 - 3:44pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, Le Roy.

Four people were injured in a three-vehicle accident Tuesday morning on Route 19 at Seldon Road, Le Roy.

Karen S. Samis, 46, of South Street Road, Le Roy, said she was distracted by something while driving north on Route 19 and didn't see a vehicle slowing to stop for a left-hand turn onto Seldon Road.

Samis's 2008 Chevy van struck a 2000 Chevy van driven by Tonya L. Jackson, 35, of Main Street, Le Roy, causing it to hit a truck in the southbound lane of Route 19.

That 2009 Chevy pickup was driven by Christopher P. Ward, 47, of Hardwood, Lane, Rochester. He was not injured.

Samis and Jackson were both transported to UMMC by ambulance as were Adam R. Jackson, 10, and Justin A. Jackson, 7. None of the injuries were serious.

Samis was cited for allegedly following too closely.

The accident was investigated by Deputy John Duyssen.

September 7, 2012 - 8:50am
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, accident.

Accident with a minor injury reported on Route 98 at Pike Road, Batavia.

One patient complaining of back pain.

Town of Batavia fire and Mercy EMS responding.

August 31, 2012 - 1:10pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, bergen.

A motorcyclist who attempted to pass two vehicles on Route 19 at 7:43 p.m., Thursday, was injured after his bike struck a car attempting to turn left onto Gibson Street, Bergen.

Dudley C. Kuyal, 49, of Fancher Road, Holley, was transported by ground ambulance to Lakeside Memorial Hospital.

Kuyal was northbound on Route 19 when he apparently tried to pass two other northbound vehicles. The lead car pulled in front of his bike while initiating a left-hand turn.

That car was driven by Robert C. Douglas Jr., 49, of Gibson Street, Bergen.

Douglas was not injured in the accident.

Deputy James Diehl, who investigated the accident, wrote in his report that charges are pending.

August 30, 2012 - 2:13pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, Le Roy.

A 31-year-old driver from Le Roy suffered minor injuries Wednesday night after his car hit a utility pole, mailbox and a parked car on Route 5 at York Road.

No citations are listed on the accident report, but Christopher L. Hyde, of Church Street, reportedly failed to stop at a stop sign when coming off northbound York Road.

His vehicle traveled through the intersection and struck the pole, mailbox and a car parked in the driveway of the residence at 8523 E. Main Road.

The accident was reported at 8:18 p.m.

Hyde was transported to UMMC with non-life-threatening injuries.

The accident was investigated by Deputy Kevin McCarthy.

August 30, 2012 - 8:25am
posted by Howard B. Owens in Basom, accident, Alabama.

A car reportedly hit a dump truck and is on fire in the area of 1151 Bloomingdale Road, Basom.

Initially, there was reported entrapment, but now dispatchers have been told the person is out of the vehicle, but is seriously injured.

Mercy Flight is in route with an eight minute ETA.

Alabama Fire Department and Mercy EMS responding.

UPDATE 8:58 a.m.: Mercy Flight in route to ECMC.

UPDATE 9:58 a.m.: Alabama fire back in service.

UPDATE 11:29 a.m. (Photos and information provided by Alicia Kaus): The pickup truck was driven by Charles Scorse, 22, of Hamlin. Scorse was reportedly heading to the reservation to buy cigarettes after working all night in Greece and he fell asleep. His truck hit a Waste Management garbage truck that was stopped to pick up residential trash. The WM worker told Scorse to get out of his vehicle, that it was on fire. Scorse managed to get out, stumble across the road and collapse. The truck then burst into flames. He was taken by Mercy Flight to ECMC. The WM worker was uninjured.


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August 28, 2012 - 9:14pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, Le Roy.

A small car has reportedly struck a parked tractor-trailer in the area of 76 North St.,  Le Roy.

Le Roy fire and ambulance dispatched.

UPDATE 9:32 p.m.: A second ambulance requested to the scene.

UPDATE 10:06 p.m.: Caledonia ambulance transporting a patient. Le Roy fire on scene until car is towed.

UPDATE 10:23 p.m.: Le Roy back in service. Road reopened.

August 28, 2012 - 9:59am
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, Darien.

A possible serious injury accident is reported in Darien at Route 20 and Harlow Road.

Darien Fire Department and Mercy EMS are being dispatched.

Mercy Flight is available if needed.

UPDATE 10:01 a.m.: Mercy Flight on in-air standby. There may be as many as four people injured. Unknown how many are trapped in vehicles.

UPDATE 10:06 a.m.: First chief on scene reports all occupants out of the vehicle. Only minor injuries. Mercy Flight is cancelled.

UPDATE 11 a.m.: At least one patient being transported to UMMC. Some fire units back in service. Some personnel on scene to help with traffic until vehicles moved.

UPDATE 11:03 a.m.: All units back in service.


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August 26, 2012 - 3:03am
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, accident, thruway.

One person is believed still in the vehicle after a one-car rollover accident on the Thruway near mile marker 290.8.

Town of Batavia Fire and Mercy EMS dispatched.

UPDATE 3:12 a.m.: One occupant, out of the vehicle, declining medical treatment.

UPDATE 3:26 a.m.: Town of Batavia back in service.

August 25, 2012 - 3:10pm
posted by Billie Owens in accident, pembroke.

A dirt-bike accident is reported 1858 Main Road in Pembroke. The location is between Boyce and Cleveland roads. A rider is down and has trouble breathing. Mercy Flight out of Buffalo is flying to the scene, described as way off the roadway, on or near the railroad bed.

UPDATE 3:13 p.m.: East Pembroke Fire Department and Mercy medics are responding. The fire crews will use four-wheelers to access the site and set up the landing zone.

UPDATE 3:17 p.m.: There are two victims. One is a 15-year-old girl being taken to UMMC by Mercy medics. She has a right eye injury. The landing zone is set and the bird is three minutes out. The other patient is a male who is conscious but has a head injury.

UPDATE 3:22 p.m.: Mercy Flight will be transporting to Erie County Medical Center.

UPDATE 3:26 p.m.: Mercy Flight landed two minutes ago.

UPDATE 3:37 p.m.: Mercy Flight is headed to ECMC.

UPDATE 3:42 p.m.: East Pembroke is back in service.

August 22, 2012 - 11:40pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, alexander.

Two teenagers were taken to ECMC today after an ATV they were on while crossing Day Road was struck by a car.

One patient was transported by Mercy Flight.

Injured where Manual Cruz-Santiago, 15, and Vanessa Caswell, 17.

Their medical status is not currently available.

According to an accident report by Deputy Cory Mower, Cruz-Santiago and Caswell were struck on Day Road near Sprague Road by a southbound car driven by Jennifer L. Shaw, 27, of Dodgeson Road, Alexander.

No citations were issued following the accident, which was reported at 10:45 a.m.

August 22, 2012 - 1:22pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, alexander, Le Roy.

An ATV rider was reportedly struck by a car on Day Road north of Sprague Road, Alexander, at 10:45 a.m.

Alexander Fire Department responded to the call and Mercy Flight was dispatched at 10:55 a.m. and the patient was flown to ECMC at 11:15 a.m..

No further information has been released yet.

At 11:31 a.m., a car went over a guard rail on Route 19 just south of North Road. Le Roy Fire and Le Roy Ambulance were dispatched. A Mercy Flight bird out of Canandaigua was dispatched to this call.

No further information has yet been released.

August 22, 2012 - 8:14am
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, accident.

A two-car accident is reported at Lewiston Road and West Main Street.

Law enforcement is on scene, reporting no apparent injuries, though air bags were deployed.

The accident is blocking.

Town of Batavia fire dispatched.

UPDATE: One patient was transported to UMMC with minor injuries.

August 21, 2012 - 7:33am
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, Alabama.

The Sheriff's Office is investigating a Monday evening accident in the Town of Alabama that claimed the life of a 64-year-old resident of Akron.

Stanley J. Myka, of Bloomingdale Road, was pronounced dead at UMMC after the 2008 PT Cruiser he was driving left the roadway on Shanks Road and struck a utility pole.

No cause for the accident has been determined.

The accident was reported at at 7:16 p.m.

Myka, who reportedly suffered head and internal injuries, was the sole occupant of the vehicle.

The investigation is being conducted by Deputy Patrick Reeves and Deputy Kevin McCarthy. Assisting at the scene were the Alabama Volunteer Fire Department, Indian Falls Volunteer Fire Department, Pembroke Volunteer Fire Department, Mercy EMS and Mercy Flight.

(Initial Report)

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