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January 31, 2011 - 11:35am
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, accident.

One person suffered a minor injury Saturday after a car pulling out of a business on Ellicott Street Road reportedly struck her car as she tried to avoid it.

William B. Heany, 74, of East Main Street, Batavia, told a Sheriff's Deputy that he didn't see the headlights of a car driven by Victoria Lee Wood, 40, of Pavilion Center Road, Pavilion, as he pulled from the parking lot of 4818 Ellicott Street Road, Batavia.

The accident occurred at 8:27 p.m.

Lee, who said her headlights were on, was transported by ambulance to UMMC.

No citations are listed on the accident report.

The accident was investigated by Deputy Patrick Reeves.

January 28, 2011 - 6:33am
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, Bethany.

A one-car rollover accident is blocking the eastbound lane of Route 20 in the area of 4471 Broadway Road, Bethany.

There are no reported injuries.

Bethany Fire and Alexander Fire Police are responding.

UPDATE 6:40 a.m.: Traffic is being directed around the accident.

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January 27, 2011 - 10:35am
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, accident.


Police, Fire and Mercy EMS are on scene of a two-car accident at the corner of Main and Bank streets, downtown Batavia.

Traffic is backing up in the westbound lanes of Main Street.

January 26, 2011 - 1:26pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, Thurway.


There were no injuries following a two-car accident on the Thruway in Pembroke this morning, near mile marker 403 in the westbound lane.

One car caught on fire following the accident, according to State Police.

One westbound lane was blocked for about an hour.

Photo submitted by reader Kevin Switzer.

January 25, 2011 - 3:45pm
posted by Billie Owens in accident.

A tractor-trailer rollover accident is reported at Route 19 and Creamery Road in Bergen. A sedan is also involved. Unknown injuries. There's a strong smell of gasoline. The trailer is on its side. Its contents are unknown.

Bergen fire and ambulance and Mercy EMS are responding.

UPDATE 3:49 p.m.: There is one minor injury and no hazard materials are present. Fire police are called to assist with traffic.

UPDATE 3:51 p.m.: Mercy EMS is put back in service.

UPDATE 4 p.m.: The tractor-trailer is loaded with cabbage. A tow-truck company is en route.

January 23, 2011 - 9:25pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, thruway.

A caller has reported seeing smoke coming from the roof of Le Roy Central School, 2 Trigon Park.

Le Roy Fire and Bergen Fire responding.

UPDATE 9:26 p.m.: Bergen requested to standby in quarters. Chief on scene says "nothing showing."

UPDATE 9:28 p.m.: Bergen standing down. Le Roy being held to tanker and ladder truck responding.

UPDATE 9:31: Le Roy back in service. "Normal operation from exhaust system."

January 23, 2011 - 12:04pm
posted by Billie Owens in accident, alexander.

A car has struck a tree at 10708 Alexander Road, in the area of the Alexander Fire Recreation Hall.

The driver has a head injury according to State Police on scene.

Alexander Fire Department and Mercy EMS are responding.

UPDATE 12:10 p.m.: The injury is minor and medics are told to come in non-emergency mode.

January 23, 2011 - 9:15am
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, accident.

A car is on its side in a ditch in the area of 9208 Sheppard Road, Batavia.

If there are injuries, they are minor.

Town of Batavia Fire and Mercy EMS responding.

The vehicle is in about a 15-foot hole with "somewhat tricky access for the tow," reports a chief.

A chief responding roads are icy and slick at the intersections of Cedar and Main, and Cedar and Ellicott.

There have been a couple of vehicles off the road in various parts of the county, this morning, including a truck that jackknifed in conjunction with a three-car accident at routes 19 and 20 about 6 a.m.

Currently, there is a light snow falling that is expected to last a good bit of the day. It's about 8 degrees and windchill is -5 degrees. Tonight, temperatures are expected to drop to -4.

UPDATE 9:35 a.m.: Town of Batavia Fire cleared. Law enforcement is shutting down Sheppard in both directions so tow truck can position itself to get good traction.

UPDATE  10:03 a.m.: Sheppard is opened.

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January 21, 2011 - 3:39pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, Stafford.

A one-car rollover accident has been reported at Griswold Road and Route 33, Stafford.

One person is trapped in the car, but is not believed to be injured.

Stafford Fire is responding.

UPDATE 3:45 p.m.: Driver is out of the car and reportedly suffered minor cuts on his or her hand.

January 21, 2011 - 12:10pm
posted by Billie Owens in accident, elba.

A one-vehicle rollover accident is reported at 4591 Batavia-Elba Townline Road in Elba. There are reportedly minor injuries.

The location is between State Street and Norton Road.

Elba Fire Department and Mercy EMS are responding.

UPDATE 12:14 p.m.: The female driver has wrist and leg injuries. The car is on its side. She is not trapped, but needs assistance to get out of the car.

UPDATE 12:17 p.m.: The victim is out of the car. A flatbed tow truck is called. The westbound lane is shut down.

UPDATE 12:26 p.m.: Route 98 is being closed at its juncture with Batavia-Elba Townline Road (Daws).

UPDATE 12:47 p.m.: All units back in service. Road is reopened.

January 20, 2011 - 4:43pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, accident.


A motor-vehicle accident with injuries has been reported at the intersection of Ellicott and Liberty streets, City of Batavia.

UPDATE: The accident was actually about 100 yards west of Liberty on Ellicott. One person was hurt, but the injuries are apparently minor. It appears that one car rear-ended another.

January 19, 2011 - 10:32am
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, accident, East Main Street.


A city plow struck a passenger car in the area of 400 E. Main St. in Batavia shortly after 10 a.m.

The driver appeared conscious and alert as she was helped from the car and placed on a stretcher.

The only visible damage to the car was a shredded rear tire and busted rear window.

Office Ed Mileham said until the report is done, all he could say was that the driver was making a left-hand turn into the parking lot of H.E. Turner when the city plow struck it.

January 17, 2011 - 2:42pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, accident.

A two-car accident is tying up traffic a bit in the area of 375 W. Main St., Batavia.

It is believed there are no injuries, though there are unknown type fluids leaking from at least one car.

City Fire and Mercy EMS dispatched.

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January 16, 2011 - 5:00pm
posted by Billie Owens in accident, alexander.

A two-car rollover accident with injuries and entrapment is reported in Alexander on Broadway Road near Brookville Road.

One vehicle is upside down, the other is near a creek. Mercy Flight Batavia is on standby.

Alexander Fire Department and Mercy EMS are responding.

UPDATE 5:04 p.m.: There are two patients. One man is in a truck which landed upside down. He is conscious and alert but his leg is trapped.

UPDATE 5:09 p.m.: Mercy Flight is cancelled.

UPDATE 5:14 p.m.: Fire chief on scene reports a stop sign was knocked down and the state Department of Transportation has been notified. Two flatbed tow trucks are being dispatched for the vehicles involved in the accident.

UPDATE 5:16 p.m.: The man whose leg was trapped in his upside-down truck is now out.

January 15, 2011 - 3:17pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, Bethany.

A car has hit a pole in the area of Ellicott Street Road and Transit Road.

There is airbag deployment, but no word yet on injuries.

Bethany Fire and Mercy EMS dispatched.

UPDATE 3:25: Correction, Mercy EMS not dispatched. Chief at scene says he should be all set.

January 14, 2011 - 12:16pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in Basom, accident.

An early morning accident in Newstead near the Genesee County border claimed the life of a 44-year-old Basom resident.

Bryan J. Oczkowski was driving westbound on Carney Road in Newstead at 6:30 a.m. when his truck went off the road, rolled over and struck a utility pole.

Oczkowski was wearing a seat belt and an autopsy has been scheduled to determine his cause of death.

(via Buffalo News)

January 13, 2011 - 10:36pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, accident.

A one-car rollover accident has been reported in the area of 40 Ellicott Ave., near the intersection at Washington Avenue.

One person is trapped and needs extrication. The victim says he's not injured.

City of Batavia Fire and Mercy EMS responding.
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January 12, 2011 - 1:10pm
posted by Billie Owens in accident, alexander.

A two-car accident is reported on a hill just outside the Village of Alexander. It's on Route 98 in the area of Goodman Road. One man is reportedly feeling faint.

It is partially blocking the roadway. Law enforcement is called to help with traffic. Alexander Fire Department is responding along with an ambulance.

Traffic is being stopped on northbound Route 98 at the underpass. One lane of traffic is allowed southbound.

January 11, 2011 - 8:03pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident.

A Bergen man was cited for alleged failure to stop and speed too fast for conditions following a non-injury traffic accident in the Town of Middlebury on Saturday.

Lonnie D. Godat, 46, was heading west on LaGrange Road, going down a grade, when he could not stop for a stop sign at an intersection, according to a State Police press release.

Godat's vehicle struck the driver's side door of a car on Saltvale Road driven by 16-year-old Dillon J. Gay of Warsaw.

Neither driver nor the six passengers were hurt in the crash.

January 10, 2011 - 9:07am
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, Le Roy.

The Sheriff's Office is looking for anybody who witnessed a non-injury accident Thursday morning on Route 19, Le Roy.

The accident occurred at 6:14 a.m. in front of Le Roy Manor, 8678 Lake Street Road.

A green 2000 Ford Taurus, driven by Deborah A. Rodgers, 43, was pulling from the driveway of Le Roy Manor preparing to turn south when it was struck by a red 2002 Hyundai driven by Leslie J. Exford, 48.

Exford was passing a northbound tractor-trailer. The accident occurred in the southbound lane.

Witnesses are asked to call Deputy Frank Bordonaro at 345-3000, ext. 3229.




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