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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)

August 20, 2012 - 1:50pm
posted by Billie Owens in batavia, accident.

A youth riding a bicycle has had an accident in the city at State Street and Park Avenue. Police and Mercy EMS are responding.

UPDATE 1:54 p.m.: City fire was responding, but told they could cancel the response.

UPDATE 1:57 p.m.: Police are back in service.

UPDATE 2:04 p.m.: Medics went back in service several minutes ago. Although this was initially called in as a car vs. bicycle accident, no vehicle was involved.

August 19, 2012 - 6:32pm
posted by Billie Owens in accident, elba.

A rider is down in the road and not moving following a car and motorcycle crash at 4575 Barrville Road in Elba. Two ambulances -- a Mercy rig and one from Oakfield -- are called to respond and Mercy Flight as well. The accident is blocking traffic and injuries are serious.

UPDATE 6:33 p.m.: A second helicopter is requested. A portion of Barrville Road is being shut down.

UPDATE 6:38 p.m.: The location is between Bridge Road and Chapel Street. The second helicopter is directed to the scene, to land between two homes, for the more seriously injured patient.

UPDATE 6:43 p.m.: One bird has landed safely and the other one is going to land at the ARC facility's parking lot.

UPDATE 6:46 p.m.: Elba Fire Department is on scene as are fire police.

UPDATE 6:49 p.m.: The first helicopter is airborne to Strong Memorial Hospital with the most seriously injured patient -- the rider. The second bird is about 5 minutes out from the landing zone at the ARC parking lot and will be transporting a 20-year-old female who has an extremely severe slash at the joint on her right knee. She had no loss of consciousness.

UPDATE 6:58 p.m.: The second Mercy Flight ship has landed safely.

UPDATE 7:07 p.m.: The second helicopter is airborne and also headed to Strong.

UPDATE 7:15 p.m.: The Oakfield ambulance is inbound to UMMC with a 9-year-old girl who has cuts on her wrist, arm, knee and ankle as well as back and neck pain. She is accompanied by her mother, who was not injured in the accident. The child was a passenger in the backseat on the driver's side of the vehicle, which was struck from behind by the motorcycle.

UPDATE 7:42 p.m.: The motorcycle is still in the roadway and fire police are remaining on scene until it's removed. The bike is said to be a 1999 yellow Honda, registered to a man in Penn Yan.

UPDATE 8:03 p.m.: The road is reopened. Elba is back in service.

August 13, 2012 - 7:58am
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, accident.

A motorcycle accident with injuries has been reported in the area of 7810 Lewiston Road.

A state trooper on scene requests an expedited ambulance response.

Town of Batavia Fire Department and Mercy EMS responding. Mercy Flight being put on in-air standby.

UPDATE 9:02 a.m.: The motorcyclist was taken by Mercy Flight to ECMC with neck, back, hip and leg injuries.

It appears that the bike rider and a red pickup were southbound and according to Trooper John Szymkowiak, the pickup driver came over the crest of the hill just south of Townline Road and apparently did not see the motorcycle.

The truck struck the bike from behind and the bike with the rider under the bike was propelled, skidding on its side, more than 200 feet down the asphalt.

Szymkowiak said that according to witnesses, the motorcycle was not slowing prior to be struck.

“The motorcyclist was conscious at the scene and he stated he was not slowing or stopping," Szymkowiak said.

Charges are pending against the truck driver, according to Szymkowiak.

"(The motorcyclist is) very lucky at this point," Szymkowiak said. "Any time there’s a motorcycle crash and you’re hit by a truck you’re very lucky to come out of it alive."

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August 10, 2012 - 5:52pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, elba.

A motor-vehicle accident with injuries is reported at 6508 Oak Orchard Road, near Lockport Road, in Elba.

Elba Fire Department and Mercy EMS responding.

State Police on scene.

UPDATE 6:17 p.m.: Mercy is transporting one person to Strong Memorial Hospital. Elba is back in service.


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