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August 9, 2011 - 1:44pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, accident.

Lt. Eugene Jankowski, left, was pretty amazed to find his police vehicle suffered no apparent damage after being struck at the intersection of Main and Center streets shortly after 1:30 p.m.

Officer Eric Dibble is handling the report on the accident.

The other vehicle suffered only a tweaked license plate. The other driver reportedly ran a red light.

August 9, 2011 - 12:33am
posted by Billie Owens in Attica, accident, alexander.

A motor-vehicle accident, unknown injuries, is reported on Attica Road at the railroad underpass. Alexander Fire Department is responding.

UPDATE 12:35 a.m.: The roadway is reportedly blocked.

UPDATE 12:37 a.m.: There is said to be one patient just north of the accident scene.

August 7, 2011 - 2:50pm
posted by Billie Owens in accident, east pembroke.

A 19-year-old man is suffering from steam burns to his face and difficulty breathing following an accident involving an overheated vehicle on the Thruway. East Pembroke Fire Department and Mercy medics are responding to mile marker 394. 9 in the eastbound lane. Radiator fluid burned him.

UPDATE 2:51 p.m.: Responders are advised that traffic is still backed up on the Thruway due to the camper rollover accident about an hour ago. The chief tells them to get on the south shoulder and "run the shoulder" to get to the burn victim.

UPDATE 3:11 p.m.: The patient is being transported to Erie County Medical Center.

August 7, 2011 - 1:48pm
posted by Billie Owens in batavia, accident.

An RV rollover accident is reported in the eastbound lanes of the Thruway at mile marker 392.5. Unknown injuries. Town of Batavia Fire Department and Mercy EMS are responding.

UPDATE 155 p.m.: Mercy Flight is on ground standby.

UPDATE 1:57 p.m.: There are six five patients and another Mercy unit is called to respond in high emergency mode. Mercy Flight is cancelled. A propane tank has been pulled off the camper by a bystander as a safety precaution. The accident site is on the shoulder of the roadway. Traffic police are requested.

UPDATE 2:03 p.m.: A third Mercy rig is responding.

UPDATE 2:07 p.m.: There are three children and two adults, all with minor injuries, who will be transported to the hospital for evaluation.

August 6, 2011 - 10:13pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, Darien.

The quick action of residents on Broadway Road in Darien today may have helped keep a serious accident from turning tragic.

After a 23-year-old mother from Cheektowaga lost control of her car on Route 20, having it turn over multiple times before coming to rest on the front lawn of Debbie Pugilese, residents rushed to the aid of the victims.

One witness, who was driving east on Route 20, called 9-1-1 and then called his wife, Emily Toal, a registered nurse.  

Toal reached the scene before EMS personnel arrived.

"I'm an RN so I figured if I could help at all, I should," Toal said. "When I got here, I found a 6-year-old, faint pulses, faint breath sounds, and there was a 12-week-old on the ground and the mother was sitting with the 12-week-old. The mother was in shock. We got towels and tried to keep everybody warm before the shock set in. We tried to keep the 6-year-old's head stable until the EMTs got here."

Deputy Patrick Reeves was impressed by the response of the residents. He described several coming to the scene.

"The residents in the area and the witnesses helped us out tremendously until EMS arrived," Reeves said.

Steve Kidder, who lives next door to Pugilese, and like Pugilese saw the accident, said everybody pitched in to do what they could to help.

"I’m glad to have all these folks as my neighbors," Kidder said.

Both Kidder and Pugilese said they saw the silver Chevy Malibu heading west on Route 20 when the car, for an unknown reason, crossed into the eastbound lane, struck a guardrail and became airborne. The car then hit a ditch and became airborne again and rolled over. It flew over Pugilese's driveway, hit the ground and rolled again, coming to rest on the driver's side.

The 6-year-old girl was ejected.

"When I came down the woman was crawling from the car with an infant," Pugilese said.

State Police said the driver was Jelissa Jones. The names have the children have not been released.

The driver and the infant reportedly suffered cuts and abrasions.  

The condition of the 6-year-old is not currently available. The child was transported to Women's and Children's Hospital in Buffalo by Mercy Flight.

Responding to the scene along with the Sheriff's Office and State Police were Darien fire volunteers and Mercy EMS.

(Initial Report)

August 6, 2011 - 4:00pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, Le Roy.

A car has reportedly hit a structure, knowns as building #3, at 18 Genesee St., Le Roy.

Le Roy Fire and Ambulance Service dispatched.

UPDATE 4:02 p.m.: There is apparent structural damage to the building. The code enforcement officer requested to the scene. Responding units can come in non-emergency.

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August 5, 2011 - 11:25pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, Pavilion.

Pavilion Fire Department is being dispatched to the area of 1168 Taylor Road, Town of Covington, for a one-car MVA with injuries.

State Police are on scene. Mercy EMS also dispatched.

UPDATE 11:29 p.m.: Minor injuries.

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August 3, 2011 - 2:13pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in crime, accident, alexander, Darien.

A 21-year-old driver involved in a serious injury motor-vehicle accident on Pike Road, Alexander, is being accused of driving drunk and faces a felony charge of vehicular assault, 2nd.

Wyatt J. Becker, 21, of Sumner Road, Darien, was driving a 1998 Pontiac Bonneville when he allegedly lost control of the car and struck a tree. The incident happened at 12:26 a.m., July 30.

His passenger, Luke M. Taracki, 20, of Rusher Road, Alden, needed to be extricated from the vehicle and taken by Mercy Flight to ECMC with serious injuries.

Becker is also charged with DWI, speed not reasonable and prudent, failure to keep right and refusal to take a breath test.

August 1, 2011 - 10:07am
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, Alabama.

An accident in the area of 7495 Maple Road is believed to have resulted in minor injuries.

OnStar reports impact was in the side of the car at 33 mph. There was air-bag deployment.

Alabama Fire Department and Mercy EMS responding.

UPDATE 10:12 a.m.: A second ambulance requested to the scene.

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July 30, 2011 - 4:06pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, accident.

A tractor-trailer has reportedly taken down a pole and wires at the Batavia Mobile Home Park, 3322 W. Main Street Road.

The wires are reportedly on the trailer.

It's unclear if any wires or portion of the pole is on West Main Street Road.

East Pembroke Fire Department is dispatched.

UPDATE 4:17 p.m.: Live wires reported on the truck.

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July 30, 2011 - 12:33am
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, alexander.

One person is trapped in a car and a passenger is believed to be unconscious following a motor-vehicle accident on Pike Road, Alexander.

The location is in the area of 2900 Pike Road.

Alexander Fire and Mercy EMS dispatched.

First law enforcement officer on scene advises, "step it up."

UPDATE 12:34 a.m.: Mercy Flight being started to the scene. Alexander Engine 6 requested to scene for extrication tools. Engine 7 requested to start up a landing zone.

UPDATE 12:40 a.m.: East Pembroke Fire requested to the scene to assist with extrication.

UPDATE 12:48 a.m.: Mercy Flight has landed.

UPDATE 12:56 a.m.: Another ambulance requested to the scene.

UPDATE 1:04 a.m.: Eastbound traffic is being shut down on Pike Road.

UPDATE: According to a Sheriff's Office news release, the driver was Eric Wyatt J. Becker, 21, of Sumner Road, Darien. He was transported by ground ambulance with minor injuries to ECMC. The passenger was Luke M. Taracki, 20, of Rusher Road, Alden. He was extricated from the vehicle and taken by Mercy Flight to ECMC with serious injuries. It's not known what caused Becker's 1998 Pontiac Bonneville to leave the roadway and strike a tree. Speed and alcohol are considered factors. The accident is being investigated by Deputy John Weis, Deputy Kevin McCarthy, Deputy Chad Minuto, Sgt. Greg Walker, Sgt. Steve Mullen and Deputy Eric Seppala.

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July 29, 2011 - 9:14pm
posted by Billie Owens in accident.

A car-into-pole accident with injuries is reported on Route 19 in Bergen, between Peachy Road and the county line. An infant is involved. The pole is sheared in two and the car is holding it up.

July 26, 2011 - 5:22pm
posted by Billie Owens in accident, Le Roy.

A one-car rollover accident is reported on the westbound Thruway at mile marker 382.2, near Buckley Road. Le Roy Fire and Ambulance are responding.

UPDATE 5:29 p.m.: There is one victim with cuts and abrasions.

July 25, 2011 - 2:36pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, elba.

A 19-year-old Batavia man was injured Saturday after he lost control of a go-kart he was driving on Barrville Road, Elba, and was ejected from the vehicle.

Jacob T. Bell, of Washington Avenue, Batavia, was transported to UMMC in a private car with cuts on his face.

Bell was reportedly southbound on Barrville Road at 7 p.m. when he crossed over into the northbound lane to allow another vehicle to pass. Bell said he overcorrected and lost control of the go-kart.

No citations were issued.

The accident was investigated by Deputy Timothy Wescott.

July 24, 2011 - 5:57pm
posted by Billie Owens in accident, Stafford.

A one-vehicle rollover accident is reported on Sweetland Road in Stafford, near Bater Road. No one is around the accident scene. The car is on its roof in a field.

Stafford Fire Department is responding.

UPDATE 6 p.m.: The driver has been located and is not injured. He's at the location with an off-duty deputy.

July 24, 2011 - 9:45am
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, alexander.

A motor-vehicle accident with possible entrapment is reported at the intersection of Attica Road and Alexander Darien Townline Road, Alexander.

Alexander Fire and Ambulance dispatched.

Mercy Flight on standby.

UPDATE 9:47 a.m.: The vehicle has reportedly "rolled a few times."

UPDATE 9:48 a.m.: Mercy Flight on in-air standby.

UPDATE 9:49 a.m.: State Police on scene. Fire chief on scene. Vehicle is on its side in the roadway. The accident is actually in Darien's district. Darien will be toned out as well. Mercy Flight cancelled.

UPDATE 9:51 a.m.: Minor injuries.

UPDATE 10:12 a.m.: Alexander ambulance transporting to UMMC.

UPDATE 11:14 a.m.: Photos submitted by Amber Loboreno.

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July 23, 2011 - 10:26pm
posted by Billie Owens in accident, Darien.

A motor-vehicle accident in which a woman is complaining of neck pain is reported at Sumner Road near Route 77, close to the employee entrance of Darien Lake.

July 23, 2011 - 8:43pm
posted by Billie Owens in accident, Le Roy.

A mini-bike accident is reported in the driveway of 8330 Circular Hill Road in Le Roy. The male victim has a head injury. Le Roy Fire and Ambulance responding.

UPDATE 8:44 p.m.: Before help could arrive, a family member picked up the victim and is driving him to a hearby hospital.

UPDATE 8:47 p.m.: Le Roy, now at the scene, is put back in service.

July 23, 2011 - 7:42pm
posted by Billie Owens in accident, Pavilion.

A car reportedly drove into a pond at 12035 Perry Road in Pavilion. Unknown if occupants are inside. Pavilion Fire Department is responding. It's north of Route 20 and on the east side. East Pembroke and Wyoming water rescue teams called to the scene.

UPDATE 7:43 p.m.: Responders are having some difficulty finding the scene. A State Trooper is there. The pond is on the left side of the property, which is located down a winding driveway. No one is inside the vehicle, which is now partially out of the pond. Wyoming is cancelled. East Pembroke is continuing as a precaution.

UPDATE 7:48 p.m.: Pavilion fire is told to stand by in its hall. The site is "...the new house that's up on the hill."

UPDATE 7:51 p.m.: Mercy medics are en route. Pavilion is told to stand down.

UPDATE 7:53 p.m.: East Pembroke's water rescue team is cancelled.

UPDATE 7:58 p.m.: Medics will be put back in service after getting a sign off.

UPDATE 8:05 p.m.: A tow truck is called. The vehicle is out of the pond.

July 23, 2011 - 7:13pm
posted by Billie Owens in accident, Le Roy.

A two-car accident with injuries is reported in front of Top's Market Gas Station, 128 W. Main St. in Le Roy.

Le Roy Fire and Ambulance are responding.

UPDATE 7:56 p.m.: Tow trucks were called. The fire department is back in service. No word on injuries.


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