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July 7, 2012 - 1:14pm
posted by Billie Owens in accident, Stafford.

A two-car accident with injuries is reported at Route 5 and Clipnock Road. Stafford Fire Department and Mercy medics are responding.

UPDATE 1:17 p.m.: A second ambulance is requested. It is reported that a car was rear-ended. The availability of Mercy Flight is being checked.

UPDATE 1:18 p.m.: The vehicles are off the road, not blocking. There is no entrapment, but head injuries are reported. Mercy Flight out of Buffalo is on an in-air standby.

UPDATE 1:24 p.m.: Traffic control is requested.

UPDATE 1:25 p.m.: Mercy Flight is cancelled.

UPDATE 1:48 p.m.: Mercy Medic #3 is transporting one patient to Strong Memorial Hospital.

UPDATE 1:55 p.m.: Mercy Medic #1 is transporting two patients -- mother and daughter -- to UMMC. The driver is 48 years old and has neck pain and a right wrist abrasion. Her air bag did deploy. The passenger is 13 and has slight pain in her right shoulder. Her air bag did not deploy. She is able to walk into the facility. Neither person lost consciousness. Stafford Fire Department is back in service.

UPDATE 2:04 p.m. (by Howard): The driver of the Mercury Mountaineer reportedly told a deputy she didn't see the silver sedan stopping to make a left-hand turn and then couldn't stop in time to avoid a collision.

July 7, 2012 - 10:16am
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, Darien.

A two-car rollover accident with injuries is reported at Sumner and Colby roads, Darien.

Darien fire and ambulance responding. Mercy EMS also dispatched.

UPDATE 10:25 a.m.: Chief on scene says Mercy Flight will not be needed at this accident.

UPDATE 11:04 a.m.: One patient transported to Warsaw, one patient is a sign-off.

UPDATE 11:19 a.m.: A third person was transported to UMMC. Darien is back in service and the roadway is reopened.

July 5, 2012 - 3:46pm
posted by Billie Owens in accident, pembroke.

A single car accident is reported at 380 Main Road in Pembroke, near the Erie County line. There are minor injuries. It is off the road. Mercy medics and Pembroke and Indian Falls firefighters are responding.

UPDATE 3:54 p.m.: A responder on scene says it looks like the female driver took out a mailbox and then her vehicle went into a ditch.

UPDATE 4:01 p.m.: The driver has a cut on her right hand but otherwise says she has no aches or pains. A responder says it appears her vehicle rolled over several times.

UPDATE 4:11 p.m.: The patient is being transported to Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital in Williamsville.

UPDATE 4:14 p.m.: Pembroke and Indian Falls are back in service.

July 5, 2012 - 9:52am
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, accident.

One person was injured in an accident at 6:17 p.m., Tuesday, in the parking lot of Auto Zone, 8347 Lewiston Road, after one car backed into another.

Angelo A. Ricci III, 31, of Lyndonville, was transported to UMMC with minor injuries.

Ricci's car was struck by a 2003 Dodge Van driven by  Andrew R. Webster, 31, of Batavia,

Webster, nor his four passengers, were hurt in the crash.

The accident was investigated by Deputy Joseph Graff.

July 5, 2012 - 9:45am
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, Stafford.

A driver was cited for allegedly following too closely, leading to an accident Monday evening that sent one person to the hospital.

Joshua A. Miller, 22, of Church Street, Le Roy, was reportedly heading west at 7:21 p.m. on Route 5 in the area of Roanoke Road, Stafford, behind another vehicle.

He reportedly said he didn't realize the car driven by Linda Marie Wolf, 60, of Merle Street, Attica, was slowing down to make a turn.

Wolf's passenger, Wayne C. Wolf, 61, was transported to Strong Memorial Hospital with a complaint of neck pain.

The accident was investigated by Sgt. Greg Walker.

(Initial Report)

July 3, 2012 - 5:11am
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, alexander.

Route 20 is being closed to truck traffic between Route 63 in Pavilion and Route 77 in Darien because of an overnight tractor-trailer accident.

At 12:58 a.m., a tractor-trailer overturned on Route 20 in the area of Brookville Road, Alexander.

According to a dispatcher, the trailer broke away from the truck and the axles broke off the trailer.

A tow company is on scene now trying to upright the trailer.

Alexander Fire Department is on scene.

No injuries were reported.

UPDATE 6:38 a.m.: Chief Lance Schaulau on scene this morning said the driver reported swerving to miss a deer and went off the north shoulder of the roadway. The westbound truck was hauling retail items for a discount chain. Deputy Kevin Carlson estimated that Route 20 wouldn't open until after 7 a.m., and perhaps not before 8 a.m. Route 20 is closed to all traffic between Route 98 and Brookville Road.

UPDATE 7:38 a.m.: Two trucks are arriving on scene to gather up the spilled product.

UPDATE 7:51 a.m.: Darien fire at Route 77 and Pavilion fire at Route 63 are going back in service. Route 20 is reopened to truck traffic. The area of the crash will be reduced to one lane of traffic with a deputy and state trooper on scene to direct traffic. Alexander fire, which has been on scene since 1 a.m., is going back in service.

UPDATE 8:58 a.m.: Road reopened about five minutes ago.

July 2, 2012 - 8:17pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, accident.

A dirt bike rider has reportedly been injured at Area 51, 5100 Harloff Road, Batavia.

The rider lost consciousness but is awake, though disoriented.

Mercy Flight is on ground standby.

East Pembroke Fire and Oakfield Ambulance responding.

UPDATE 8:19 p.m.: The patient is now reportedly unconscious. Mercy Flight dispatched.

UPDATE 8:28 p.m.: Mercy Flight 5 in route.

UPDATE 8:30 p.m.: Patient is conscious and alert, complaining of hip and shoulder pain.

UPDATE 8:32 p.m.: Mercy Flight 5 is on the ground.

UPDATE 8:44 p.m.: Mercy Flight is flying to Erie County Medical Center.

July 2, 2012 - 10:28am
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, accident.

A man who suffered an apparent head injury in an accident early Sunday morning on Route 33 and was flown by Mercy Flight to Strong Memorial Hospital is being accused of driving drunk and trying to flee the scene of a personal injury accident.

Lawrence D. Boggs, 23, of West Main Street, Batavia, reportedly was helped out of his overturned vehicle at 12:19 a.m. and then tried to run down Wortendyke Road.

He was grabbed and detained by the driver of the other vehicle involved in the accident.

Boggs is charged with DWI, leaving the scene of a personal injury accident, speeding, failing to stop at a stop sign and unlicensed operator.

He is listed in stable condition at Strong.

The other driver, whose name was not released by the Sheriff's Office, was transported to UMMC with a minor injury, treated and released.

Boggs was driving a 1999 Dodge van southbound on Wortendyke Road when he allegedly failed to stop for a stop sign and stuck a 2008 Hummer eastbound on Route 33.

The van traveled off the roadway into a ditch and overturned.

The driver of the Hummer and other witnesses helped Boggs get out of the van.

The accident was investigated by Deputy Howard Carlson.

Assisting at the scene were other deputies, State Troopers, Mercy EMS, Mercy Flight and the East Pembroke Volunteer Fire Department.

(Initial Report)

July 1, 2012 - 9:03am
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, Darien.

A 20-year-old resident of Mumford died this morning from injuries sustained in an accident on Sumner Road, Darien, last night.

Investigators said that at 9:05 p.m. Casey J. Parnell stepped from the south shoulder of Sumner Road into the roadway for no apparent reason.

He was struck by a 2009 Kia minivan driven by Amanda Cline, 39, of Homer.

The accident was reported at 1516 Sumner Road, at the base of an area known as "The Hill" or "Cherry Hill," and is reportedly a privately owned parking lot favored by many young people going to concerts at Darien Lake.

Parnell's action was described as "sudden."

While the accident remains under investigation, no charges are anticipated.

Parnell, who was flown to Erie County Medical Center by Mercy Flight, succumbed to his injuries at 5:23 a.m.

None of the occupants of the minivan were injured.

Assisting the Sheriff's Office at the scene were State Police, Darien Volunteer Fire Department and Mercy EMS.

(Initial Report)

UPDATED 11:40 a.m.: Added photos from the accident scene this morning of Deputy Ron Meides and Sgt. John Szumigala taking measurements to aid in the investigation.

July 1, 2012 - 12:23am
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, accident.

A rollover accident with multiple injuries is reported at Route 33 and Wortendyke Road, Batavia.

East Pembroke Fire Department and Mercy EMS are dispatched.

UPDATE 12:30 a.m.: Not sure if this is related, but a dispatcher informs a deputy that another deputy "has the subject detained on Wortendyke."

UPDATE 12:33 a.m.: Mercy Flight on ground standby.

UPDATE 12:39 a.m.: Mercy Flight #5 requested to the scene.

UPDATE 12:50 a.m.: Mercy Flight #5 on the ground.

UPDATE 1:02 a.m.: Mercy Flight #5 in route to Strong.

UPDATE 1:08 a.m.: One patient being transported by Mercy EMS to UMMC with a minor leg injury.

UPDATE 1:15 a.m.: East Pembroke back in service. Mercy Flight is on the ground at Strong.

June 30, 2012 - 9:09pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, darien lake.

A car has reportedly hit a pedestrian at an area known at "The Hill" on Sumner Road in Darien.

The location is across from Darien Lake Theme Park and is used for parking by people going to concerts at the performing arts center.

A deputy on scene requested Mercy Flight.

Darien Fire Department and an ambulance being dispatched along with Mercy EMS.

UPDATE 9:12 p.m. Mercy Flight #7 out of Buffalo in route. Traffic being shut down at Sumner and Route 77, and Colby and Sumner. The street address for the location is 1516 Sumner Road.

UPDATE 9:18 p.m.: The Darien chief wants access to the scene blocked for all non-emergency personnel. "I don't want nobody down here. Nobody," he said.

UPDATE 9:24 p.m.: An investigator at scene requests another investigator to respond with a camera. Also, Mercy Flight has landed.

UPDATE 9:28 p.m.: A reporter has shown up. No access to the scene for the media.

UPDATE 9:46 p.m.: Patient being loaded into Mercy Flight #7 now.

UPDATE 9:50 p.m.: Mercy Flight is in route to Erie County Medical Center.

UPDATE 10:01 p.m.: Sumner Road is open and Darien fire is back in service.


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June 30, 2012 - 4:54pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, Le Roy.

A 73-year-old motorcycle rider suffered only very minor injuries Friday after losing control of his bike on a road in Le Roy that had recently been resurfaced.

William J. Smith, of Le Roy, was northbound on Route 19 and turned onto Parmalee Road when he lost control of his bike.

Smith's bike went off the west shoulder and Smith went to the ground with the bike.

He did not require transport to a hospital.

No citations were issued.

The accident was investigated by Deputy Joseph Graff.

June 29, 2012 - 12:31am
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, Darien.

A three-car accident with multiple minor injuries is reported on Route 77 in Darien in front of the hotel at Darien Lake.

The accident is also blocking.

There was a concert at Darien Lake tonight and law enforcement has been tied up all evening dealing with fights and traffic. At about 11 p.m., Route 77 was reportedly backed up all the way to the Thruway.

Darien fire and ambulance along with Mercy EMS are responding to the accident.

June 27, 2012 - 11:08am
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, Bethany.

Two cars attempting to move aside for a southbound ambulance on Route 63 on Tuesday ended up bumping each other, sending one car off the roadway and into a sign post.

One person was slightly injured in the 10:58 a.m. accident.

Katelynn M. Hale, 19, of Stafford, was in the passing lane in the area of 5769 Ellicott St. Road, Bethany, when a Mercy EMS ambulance responding to an emergency call approached from behind.

Hale pulled to the right and collided with a car driven by Rita C. Vannorman, 25, of Arkport.

Vannorman was also attempting to pull over for the emergency vehicle. Her front right bumper hit Hale's back right bumper.

Hale complained of neck pain but did not require transport to a hospital.

No citations were issued.

The accident was investigated by Deputy Joseph Graff.

June 23, 2012 - 4:42pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, Alabama.

A driver involved in a rollover accident on Route 77, Alabama, on Friday said he fell asleep at the wheel.

Matthew R. Killburn, 22, of 1379 Bray Road, Arcade, was not seriously injured in the crash and did not require ambulance transport.

According to Deputy Tim Wescott's report, Killburn was northbound on Route 77 near Ledge Road at 6:15 p.m. when he fell asleep and his car traveled off the east shoulder and overturned.

No other vehicles were involved in the accident.

Killburn was driving a 2005 Chevy sedan.

No citations were issued.

June 22, 2012 - 6:22pm
posted by Billie Owens in accident, Alabama.

A one-car rollover accident is reported at 7691 Alleghany Road. There is "one very minor injury." Alabama Fire Department and Mercy EMS are responding.

June 22, 2012 - 2:35pm
posted by Billie Owens in batavia, accident.

An accident involving a 54-foot pre-fab home being towed with a wide-load tractor-trailer is reported at the intersection of Main and Oak streets. The tractor-trailer has a broken axel and is up on the curb. The intersection is completely blocked. Police are on scene to control traffic. A heavy-duty tow truck will be required. "We're going to need a healthy supply of cones," says an officer.

UPDATE 2:50 p.m.: The tractor-trailer is being repaired on scene and is expected to be moved shortly, so the cones will not be needed. The mishap is completely blocking one lane on West Main Street in front of Hess Gas Station and part of the adjacent lane.

UPDATE 2:54 p.m.: The roadway is open.

June 22, 2012 - 12:22pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, accident.

A minor injury accident is reported downtown at the intersection of Bank and Main streets, Batavia.

City Fire Department and Mercy EMS are on scene.

One woman is complaining of back pain.

June 21, 2012 - 7:53am
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, Oakfield.

A 62-year-old pedestrian suffered a minor injury after being struck by a car at 6:15 p.m., Wednesday, in the parking lot of Santino's Pizza. It's located at 2 Main St., Oakfield.

The driver, Angela N. Husted, 29, of Le Roy, said she did not see Franklin J. Ludwig, of Oakfield, as she backed out of a parking space.

Ludwig was transported by ground ambulance to UMMC.

No citations were issued.

The accident was investigated by Deputy Joseph Graff.

June 20, 2012 - 2:41pm
posted by Billie Owens in accident, Darien.

Two cars as well as a tractor-trailer are involved in an accident at Broadway (Route 20) and Harlow roads. Darien Fire Department and Mercy EMS are responding.

UPDATE 2:47 p.m.: A responder on scene says injuries, if any, are minor. Medics just need to check out those involved. There is a power pole down and National Grid has been notified.

UPDATE 3:42 p.m.: There were five patient sign-offs. The Darien assignment is back in service and so is Mercy EMS. State Police will remain at the scene as long as necessary. National Grid is there fixing the pole.

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