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March 6, 2011 - 9:36am
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident.

A two-car accident with minor injuries is blocking South Lake Road (Route 19) in Bergen.

The accident occurred in the area of 7468 South Lake Road.

Bergen Fire and Mercy EMS dispatched.

UPDATE 9:49 a.m.: Officer just called in license plates for three vehicles.

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March 3, 2011 - 5:34pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident.

A two-car accident with injuries has been reported at the intersection of Dublin and Jericho roads, Bergen.

Bergen fire and ambulance dispatched.

UPDATE 5:41 p.m.: Sounds like very minor injuries.

March 3, 2011 - 2:14pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, accident.

There were no injuries in a two-car accident at Main and Swan streets at approximately 1:50 p.m.

Batavia police and fire departments responded.

Traffic going eastbound was slowed for about 15 minutes.

February 25, 2011 - 8:29pm
posted by Billie Owens in accident, byron.

An 18-year-old female has suffered a head injury in a rollover accident on Route 490 in the westbound lanes near the Bergen exit.

Bergen Fire Department and Mercy EMS are responding, and possibly Churchville, since this incident is close to the Monroe County line.

UPDATE 8:40 p.m.: Churchville responders and Monroe County Sheriff's deputies are cancelled.

February 25, 2011 - 2:33pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, thruway.

WHAM13's Sean Carroll shared this picture of the Thruway with us showing the traffic snarl from one of the accidents this afternoon.

While traffic was congested, a trooper told me there were no significant injuries. "It sounded much worse than it was," he said.

UPDATE: Also for those who might need to travel west (or returning to Batavia), the Thruway is closed between Hamburg and Dunkirk.

February 24, 2011 - 10:01am
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, accident.

The cause of a rollover accident on Clinton Street Road yesterday evening remains under investigation.

The driver was taken to Strong Memorial Hospital by Mercy Flight with non-life threatening injuries.

No citations have been issued.

Jody B. Gillette, 50, of Pine Hollow Drive, Batavia, was driving a 1993 Chrysler sedan east on Route 33 when he lost control of his car for an unknown reason. The car left the roadway, struck a sewer pipe and overturned coming to rest on its roof.

Town of Batavia fire, State Troopers, Sheriff's deputies and Mercy EMS responded to the 6:32 p.m. accident near Terry Hills.

The accident is being investigated by Deputy Cory Mower.

(Initial Report)

February 23, 2011 - 11:00pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, crime, accident.

A Rochester man was arrested for allegedly possessing brass knuckles Wednesday after getting involved in a one-car, non-injury accident on Park Road.

Charged with criminal possession of a weapon, 4th, was Joseph Samuel Caiazza, 32, of Elmwood Avenue, Rochester.

Caiazza said he was pulling out of the parking lot of the Best Western Hotel at 10:38 a.m. when his phone rang. When he went to answer it, he struck a utility pole.

Caiazza also received citations for alleged failure to maintain lane and alleged equipment violations.

The accident was investigated by Deputy Chris Parker.

February 21, 2011 - 10:58am
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, Le Roy.

A car reportedly crashed into some trees on West Bergen Road just south of the Thruway.

There are unconfirmed injuries.

Le Roy Fire and Ambulance dispatched.

UPDATE 11:01 a.m.: No injuries. A fire hydrant was struck. Monroe County water being notified.

UPDATE 11:05 a.m.: Le Roy units back in service.

February 14, 2011 - 9:07pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident.

A car as hit a tree on Lake Road, near Sackett Road, in Bergen.  

The elderly driver is reportedly disoriented.

Bergen Fire and Mercy EMS responding.

UPDATE 9:15 p.m.: Lake Road is not being closed, but Fire Police are trying to slow down traffic.

UPDATE 9:20 p.m.: Mercy's response canceled. No injuries.

February 14, 2011 - 1:48pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, Le Roy.

None of the seven people involved in a two-car accident in Le Roy on Saturday afternoon were injured.

The driver of one car, Cody A. Busch, 19, of Batavia, said he was trying to brake for another car when he lost control of the 1989 Pontiac he was driving and the car spun into oncoming traffic.

The Pontiac struck a 2002 Kia driven by Angelo J. Rampino, 38, of Tonawanda.

No citations were issued following the 5:33 p.m. accident on Route 19 in the area of 8623 Lake Road.

In Busch's car were James K. Goodenow, 39, and Kristine M. Reynolds, 21.  In Rampino's car were Heather C. Rampino, 37, Angelo J. Rampino II, 4, and Deborah A. Gillmor, 57.

The accident was investigated by Deputy Joseph Graff.

February 14, 2011 - 1:34pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, Pavilion.

One person suffered a minor injury and three others were unhurt in a rollover accident on Route 63 on Saturday that was blamed on excessive speed for conditions.

The driver, Laura F. Schimpf, 18, of Bishop Street, Watertown, received a citation.

Her passenger, Lauren S. Aulet, 18, reportedly had minor cuts and glass in her eye.

Uninjured were Stephanie Kingsbury, 19, and Allison J. Cropsey, 18.

Schimpf was reportedly driving north on Ellicott Street Road near Route 20 in Pavilion when her car went off the east shoulder. The 2007 Hyundai sedan struck a snowbank and over turned, coming to rest on its roof.

The accident was investigated by Deputy Chris Parker.

(Initial Report)

February 12, 2011 - 10:45pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, Bethany.

A snowmobiler was injured this evening in the area of Transit Road, east of Dublin Road.

The accident was reported at 9:20 p.m.

The injured rider was transported to Strong Memorial Hospital by Mercy Flight.

Bethany Fire responded with mutual aid from Alexander and Stafford.

UPDATE: The Sheriff's Office has released additional information: The rider was Steven L. Klien, 41. He was ejected from his snowmobile for an unknown reason while traveling in a southern direction on a marked trail. Klien was then struck by a snowmobile operated by Michael K. Owens, 39. Klien suffered a cut on his leg and a possible broken leg. The investigation is continuing, but alcohol is not considered a factor.

February 12, 2011 - 6:47pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, Bethany.

A motor-vehicle accident with injuries has been reported on Route 63 between Clapsaddle and Bethany Center roads.

Bethany Fire Department is responding.

February 12, 2011 - 6:33pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, alexander.

There are two cars involved in an accident on Route 20, Alexander, near Silver Road. At least one of them struck a cow.

Both drivers are complaining of back pain.

Alexander Fire and Mercy EMS are responding.

An off-duty trooper is on scene and reports several cows in the roadways, most of them on Silver Road. The owner of the herd is responding to the scene.

UPDATE 6:56 p.m.: There's a second, non-injury accident in front of Alexander's rec hall.

UPDATE 7:21 p.m: The cows are back in the barn and the roads are clear.

February 12, 2011 - 5:41pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, Le Roy.

A two-car, minor injury accident is reported at Lake Street near West Bergen Road.

Le Roy Fire Police requested to the scene to shut down traffic on Route 19.

Le Roy Ambulance responding.

February 12, 2011 - 3:37pm
posted by Billie Owens in accident, pembroke, corfu, indian falls.

A slew of vehicle accidents are reported back-to-back on Route 77, south of Indian Falls Road.

"I've got cars blowing through here, going into the ditches in front of me," says a frustrated fire chief.

There are numerous injuries. Multiple ambulances are called.

"We've got a mess here Batavia," says a responder.

Corfu Fire Department is called to shut down the Thruway interchange with Route 77. Alabama Fire Department is shutting down Akron Road at Route 77. Pembroke Fire Department and Mercy medics are also responding.

The initial call was for a one-car rollover accident with minor injuries at 8155 Alleghany Road. The vehicle was on fire but that was quicky doused. The driver was said to have a minor injury.

Then, as if instantly, the pile-ups started.

"Like my brother says 'Welcome to the money store! Come on in and take what you want!'" says a responder.

State Troopers are on scene.

UPDATE 3:45 p.m.: Two victims have neck injuries and a total of five people need to be transported. A fourth ambulance out of Akron is called. A separate accident scene, involving one vehicle, is called further south on Route 77 over the Thruway overpass. Five tow trucks are called to Route 77.

UPDATE 4:14 p.m.: Patients being transported out, tow trucks coming into the scene.

UPDATE 4:25 p.m.: Corfu back in service.

UPDATE 4:58 p.m.: Pembroke and Indian Falls clearing. There is a report of another car off the road about a mile north of the scene.

February 12, 2011 - 3:11pm
posted by Billie Owens in accident, Le Roy, Pavilion.

A one-car rollover accident with four victims is reported at Route 19 and Court Road in the Town of Covington. Pavilion Fire Department, Le Roy Ambulance and Mercy EMS are responding.

The accident occurred "at the curve" there. Pavilion-Warsaw and Court roads are being shut down to traffic.

One of the victims has back pain.

February 12, 2011 - 2:20pm
posted by Billie Owens in Basom, accident, Alabama.

More cars have crashed at the same location as an earlier incident in Basom. It's in front of the Alabama Tee Off driving range, 6655 Alleghany Road.

Callers are not sure if this is a four-car accident or two accidents each involving two cars. Injuries appear to be minor. One person is said to have back pain.

Alabama Fire Department and Fire Police are called along with Mercy medics.

Traffic is being shut down at Judge Road and Route 77 and Ham Road and Route 77.

UPDATE 2:47 p.m.: The roads are reopened. The scene is clear. Alabama units are back in service.

February 12, 2011 - 11:34am
posted by Billie Owens in batavia, accident.

A snowplow has accidently struck a natural gas pipeline meter behind the Kmart store at 8363 Lewiston Road. It's leaking fuel.

The Town of Batavia Fire Department is responding and will access the scene through the Batavia Downs' parking lot at the rear of the property.

Kmart and Batavia Downs' management have been notified and so has National Fuel Co., which is sending in a crew but no ETA is given.

Winds are reportedly 5 mph from the southwest.

UPDATE 11:39 p.m.: A City of Batavia fire engine is called to respond as mutual aid.

UPDATE 11:49 a.m.: A responder reports that the natural gas leak has been stopped. Crews are asked to check the store's warehouse again to ensure no natural gas fumes are inside.

February 12, 2011 - 8:01am
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, Bethany.

All four occupants are safely out of a car that rolled over in the area of 6937 Ellicott Street Road, East Bethany.

Three occupants are walking around and one is waiting in a car with possible glass in his or her eye.

Pavilion Fire and Mercy EMS is responding.

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