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October 13, 2011 - 4:04pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, accident.

An accident has been reported at West Main and Oak streets.

A mother is reporting that she and her 3-year-old may have hit their heads on airbags.

The cars have been moved to the parking lot of Oliver's Candies.

Batavia Fire Department and Mercy EMS are requested to the scene by Batavia PD, non-emergency.

October 13, 2011 - 7:59am
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, pembroke, indian falls.

One car is off the road and has hit a pole in the area of 8285 Alleghany Road, Indian Falls.

The driver is out of the car and on his feet, but has a head injury and other cuts.

Indian Falls fire and Mercy EMS responding.

UPDATE: While I was away from the computer, Mercy Flight was dispatched to this call. The scene is clear now.

October 12, 2011 - 8:58pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, Pavilion.

There's a truck vs. pickup truck accident in Pavilion. We don't have the exact location at the moment.

A person in the pickup truck will need to be extricated, but she is conscious and alert.

Mercy Flight is grounded due to weather.

Pavilion Fire Department and Mercy EMS responding.

UPDATE 9:01 p.m.: The location is routes 63 and 20 and traffic is being shut down on both. The collision was head on.

UPDATE 9:09 p.m.: Victim extricated.

October 10, 2011 - 11:02am
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, accident, Vine Street.

A car reportedly hit a bicyclist in the area of 232 Vine St., Batavia, but the rider is "up and around" and complaining only of an arm injury.

City fire and Mercy EMS dispatched non-emergency.

October 6, 2011 - 8:36am
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, accident.

A driver is accused of running a red light at the intersection of Seven Springs Road and Clinton Street Road at 5:07 p.m., Wednesday, causing a two-car accident that sent three people to the hospital.

Cited for allegedly failure to stop for the red light was Jonathan C. Pestillo, 17, of Seven Springs Road, Batavia. Pestillo was transported to Strong Memorial Hospital minor injuries.

The other driver, Bonnie M. Behage, 70, of Ellenton, Fla., and her passenger, Jenna M. Aradine, 22, were also transported to Strong with minor injuries.

Pestillo was driving a 2005 Chevy SUV and Behage was driving a 2010 Hyundai SUV.

The accident was investigated by Deputy Kevin McCarthy.

(Initial Report)

September 30, 2011 - 1:28pm

A tractor-trailer rear-ended one vehicle, rolled and slammed into another today on Route 19 in Le Roy, seriously injuring one driver.

The truck was driven by 44-year-old Howard Mcintyre, of Vestal, and was hauling a gravel product from Dolomite Aggregates in Le Roy. Mcintyre was northbound, going over the I-90 overpass, when a red 2008 Mazda driven by 22-year-old Gregory Wodzicki slowed in front of him.

Mcintyre was unable to stop his truck and rammed the Mazda, forcing it off the roadway. Then as he tried to correct, his wheels caught a deep culvert on the west side of Route 19. The truck flipped and landed on its side, skidding long-side-first down the roadway.

That's when 55-year-old Patricia Ireland, southbound in a 2006 Chevrolet Impala was struck. Ireland's car took the brunt impact of the flying stone product and the swinging trailer. Her vehicle's front end was destroyed and the car pushed back about 150 feet.

Ireland became entrapped in her mangled vehicle and had to be extricated. Le Roy Fire Chief Mike Sheflin estimates the extrication took roughly 12 minutes from responders' time of arrival. Ireland was Mercy Flighted to Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester with serious injuries. 

Meanwhile, the truck partially left the roadway and burst into flames. Mcintyre was able to escape the flaming wreckage, but suffered internal injuries. He was taken to Strong via ground ambulance.

The driver of the Mazda, Wodzicki, and his passenger, 23-year-old Jason Hightower, both of Rush, suffered minor injuries and were transported via ambulance to Strong.

No charges have been filed. The investigation continues this afternoon. Route 19 was closed for about four hours, but has been re-opened.

CLICK HERE for video coverage from WBTA News.

September 29, 2011 - 12:29pm
posted by Billie Owens in accident, bergen.

A two-car accident is reported at the junction of Jericho and Town Line roads in Bergen. One person is said to have a head laceration. Mercy medics and Bergen Fire Department are responding.

September 26, 2011 - 8:37pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, Alabama.

A car has reportedly rolled over and struck a pole on Ledge Road near Alleghany Road in Alabama.

The driver has reportedly said he suffered minor injuries.

Alabama Fire Department and Mercy EMS responding.

UPDATE 8:39 p.m.: A chief on scene reports, "driver out of the car, no apparent injury."

UPDATE 8:42 p.m.: Medic advised to continue to respond non-emergency.

September 24, 2011 - 6:34am
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, Le Roy.

A caller spotted a car in a swamp about a quarter mile west of 7445 Griswold Road, Le Roy.

Initially, Le Roy Fire Department was dispatched, but cancelled after a deputy who responded found the car unoccupied.

UPDATE 6:38 p.m.: The tow truck company inquired about how wet the driver would get retrieving while the vehicle. Deputy: "Not wet at all."

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September 20, 2011 - 5:30pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, elba.

A two-car, personal injury accident has been reported at the intersection of Lockport Road and Route 98.

Fire police are shutting down traffic on Route 98 and Old Route 98.

Elba Fire Department and Mercy EMS dispatched.

UPDATE 5:35 p.m.: More EMTs requested to the scene.

September 19, 2011 - 7:22am
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, Alabama.

A car and bus have reportedly collided in the area of 1534 Lewiston Road, Alabama.

Three people in the car are reportedly injured, but there are no reported injuries on the bus.

Alabama Fire and Mercy EMS responding.

UPDATE 7:24 a.m.: Oakfield's ambulance on in-hall stand by for a possible response to the scene.

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September 18, 2011 - 1:07pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, Darien.

There are possibly two people injured following an ATV accident in the area of 1780 Sumner Road, Darien.

Darien Fire and Mercy EMS responding.

UPDATE 1:23 p.m.: Darien's ambulance is transporting one patient to Strong. The other person did not require transport to a hospital. Darien Fire back in service.

UPDATE 1:37 p.m.: Darien ambulance rerouting to UMMC.

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September 16, 2011 - 8:08am
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, accident.

An accident at Main and Bank streets in Batavia is reportedly blocking traffic.

There are no injuries reported.

Meanwhile, Town of Batavia Fire Department is responding to an accident on the Thruway in the eastbound lane at mile marker 390 (near the Batavia off-ramp). There are reportedly minor injuries in that accident.

September 14, 2011 - 3:17pm
posted by Billie Owens in accident, town of batavia.

A two-car accident with injuries is reported at the intersection of Lewiston Road and Veterans Memorial Drive. One driver is said to have lost consciousness but is now alert.

Town of Batavia Fire Department and Mercy EMS are responding. A responder at the scene says the vehicles are blocking traffic. Two flatbed tow trucks are called.

UPDATE 3:18 p.m.: A second ambulance is called and there are three patients.

UPDATE 3:22 p.m.: Mercy Flight is called to respond. A second Town of Batavia fire crew is called to set up a landing zone in a field behind BJ's Wholesale Club.

UPDATE 3:36: Mercy Flight has landed in the field. A victim who was trapped inside a vehicle has been extricated.

UPDATE 3:40 p.m.: A 61-year-old woman is being transported to UMMC.

UPDATE 3:43 p.m.: A second patient is being transported by ambulance to Strong Memorial Hospital.

UPDATE 3:55 p.m.: The third patient is on board Mercy Flight, which is headed to Strong Memorial Hospital.

UPDATE 3:58 p.m.: All Town of Batavia fire units are back in service.

September 12, 2011 - 5:57pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, pembroke, Route 77.

An alleged drunken driver reportedly started a four-car accident at 2:04 p.m., Saturday, on Route 77 near Route 5 in Pembroke after she rear-ended a car in front of her.

The driver's car then continued forward -- after the first car it hit was pushed out of the way -- and struck a third car in the rear, which hit the car in front of it.

Charged with DWI was Heidi J. Berkes, 27, of North Madison Street, Rome.

Berkes was driving a 2005 Ford SUV when she came upon two cars stopped at the intersection of Route 77 and Route 5 and third car immediately in front of her slowing.

She reportedly struck a car driven by Justin C. Mahar, 19, of Rebecca Street, North Syracuse. Mahar's car was pushed off the road and then Berkes' SUV struck a car driven by Matthew F. Endres, 19, of Carrie Marie Lane, Hllton, which then struck a car driven by Michele Lillie, 39, of Buffalo Road, Erie.

Injured in the accident were Cory Delahunt, 26, a passenger in Berkes' SUV, Endres and Lillie. 

Berkes and Mahar were not injured, and the seven other passengers in the four vehicles were not injured.

Mahar was cited for alleged unlicensed operation.

The accident was investigated by Sgt. Greg Walker.

September 12, 2011 - 2:46pm
posted by Billie Owens in batavia, accident.

A vehicle has struck a bicyclist at the intersection of Main and Jackson streets in Downtown Batavia. Mercy EMS is called to respond in non-emergency mode.

UPDATE 2:47 p.m.: The bicyclist is able to walk. Fire department response is cancelled, although they had arrived on scene.

UPDATE 2:58 p.m.: Mercy medics are back in service. Patient refused treatment.

September 10, 2011 - 3:07pm
posted by Billie Owens in accident, alexander.

A field car involved in a field car race has rolled over in an accident and there are injuries reported. The site is 2757 Route 20 in Alexander, behind Breton Construction, Inc.

Alexander Fire Department and Mercy medics are responding. An ambulance from Darien is called in as mutual aid to Alexander to stand by at the high school football game so Alexander can handle this call.

Mercy Flight out of Buffalo is on in-air standby.

UPDATE 3:09 p.m.: Mercy Flight is asked to land in the field adjacent to the accident.

UPDATE 3:21 p.m.: The patient is a 40-year-old man who suffered loss of consciousness and has upper back pain, upper thoracic tenderness and "crackling in the lungs."

UPDATE 3:38 p.m.: Mercy Flight is airborne and headed to Strong Memorial Hospital.

September 8, 2011 - 1:01pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, alexander.

An Alexander fire chief was the first to call in a personal injury accident in the area of 10543 Brookville Road, Alexander.

Alexander Fire Department and ambulance dispatched.

UPDATE 1:13 p.m.: Alexander ambulance is transporting a patient to Corfu to meet up with a Mercy EMS ambulance for transport to Buffalo.

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September 5, 2011 - 4:57pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, Darien.

A 23-year-old woman was injured at 10:30 p.m., Saturday, when she was ejected from the back of the pickup truck she was riding in at Darien Lake State Park.

Deputy Chris Parker, who investigated the accident, said in his report that the driver, Jarrett P. Hayes, 22, of Doyle Road, Baldwinsville, was trying to take a curve at an unreasonable speed.

Hayes was cited for alleged unreasonable speed and reckless driving.

Injured was Ann M. Dale, who was transported by UMMC by private vehicle.

Six other people were in the truck. Nobody else was injured.

September 4, 2011 - 10:32am
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, elba, byron.

A driver said he blacked out before his car struck a tree at the intersection of Cockram Road and Transit Road, Town of Elba, at 6:04 p.m., Saturday.

The driver, Eric J. Harter, 36, of South Byron, was transported by Mercy Flight to Strong Memorial Hospital.

Sgt. Thomas Sanfratello wrote in his report that alcohol may be a factor in the accident and charges are pending.

Harter was westbound on Cockram when his truck proceeded through the intersection at Transit Road. His truck struck a stand of trees.

Byron and South Byron responded to the scene and extricated Harter from his truck. Elba fire police handled traffic control.


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