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February 25, 2012 - 11:50pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, accident.

A Batavia woman was apparently not wearing a seat belt today when the minivan she was driving crossed the center line on Route 5 at Hopkins Road and struck a pickup truck head on, ejecting her through the front windshield.

Hope A. Calhoun, 30, of Shady Lane, Batavia, was taken by Mercy Flight to Erie County Medical Center with reportedly serious injuries. This evening, patient information at ECMC did not have a status update on her condition.

The two children riding with Calhoun were not injured.

The driver of the pickup truck, Kenneth R. Thomas, 49, of Hopkins Road, Batavia, was transported by Mercy EMS to UMMC where he was treated for a leg injury.

His passenger, Wendy H. Howard, 49, was taken to UMMC and treated for rib injuries.

Calhoun was reportedly driving a 2005 Pontiac minivan eastbound on Route 5 at 11:57 a.m. when she lost control of her vehicle. Investigators said her speed was too fast for road conditions, which were icy and slushy.

Thomas reportedly tried to avoid the accident, moving toward the north shoulder.

The impact created a large debris field of car parts and groceries from both vehicles, including paper birthday plates and fruit-drink cartons as well as compact discs from one or both of the vehicles.

After Calhoun was ejected, her body rolled into a drainage ditch on the south shoulder of Route 5 and initial reports were that she was semi-conscious when first responders arrived.

The children riding with Calhoun were Claire Williams, 8, and Evan Williams, 4, both of Cochram Road, Bryon. The children were taken to Strong Memorial Hospital for evaluation where they were treated and released.

The accident is under investigation by the Genesee County Sheriff's Office, led by deputies Ron Meides and John Duyssen of the crash-management team.  Assisting at the scene were Deputy Brian Thompson and Trooper Holly Hansel.

East Pembroke Fire Department responded along with mutual aid from Town of Batavia Fire Department. Ambulances from Oakfield and Darien fire departments also responded.

(Initial report)

February 24, 2012 - 11:42pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, Le Roy.

A one-vehicle rollover accident has been reported in the area of 7459 Randall Road, Le Roy.

The location is just west of Route 19.

Le Roy fire and ambulance in route.

Dispatchers are checking the availability of Mercy Flight.

The driver reported the accident. He's out of the car but shaken up. A law enforcement officer on scene asks that the ambulance expedite its response.

A pole is snapped and wires are hanging low.

UPDATE 11:44 p.m.: The pole is a telephone pole.

UPDATE 11:45 p.m.: No need for Mercy Flight.

UPDATE 11:48 p.m.: Roads being shut down at Randall and West Bergen and Route 19 and West Bergen.

UPDATE 11:56 p.m.: Patient being transported to Strong.


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February 24, 2012 - 4:31pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, Pavilion.

A rollover accident with injuries has been reported in the area of 10605 S. Lake Road, Pavilion.

Pavilion Fire Department and Mercy EMS dispatched.

UPDATE 4:35 p.m.: Car in the water. All people out of the car.

UPDATE 4:52 p.m.: One person is being transported to Strong Memorial Hospital. Pavilion fire is back in service.


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February 22, 2012 - 11:20pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, Darien.

A tractor-trailer has reportedly rolled over on Route 20 in Darien, but the driver has spoken to dispatch and claims to be uninjured, though he is trapped in the cab of the vehicle.

His load is considered non-hazardous.

The location is 2041 Broadway Road.

Darien Fire Department and Mercy EMS dispatched. Alexander requested for traffic control on Route 20. Westbound traffic will be shut down.

A chief reports the roadway is heavily snow covered.

UPDATE 11:26 p.m.: Mercy EMS can take its time driving to the scene, according to a chief. Darien's ambulance is also in route.

UPDATE 11:30 p.m.: Traffic not being shut down. Alexander being asked to slow traffic at Smithley Road.

UPDATE 11:44 p.m.: Driver is out of the truck.


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February 22, 2012 - 10:58am
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, bergen.

A motor-vehicle accident is reported in the area of 6004 N. Lake Road, Bergen.

The vehicle is well off the road.

Unknown injuries.

A chief on scene is checking to see if extrication is needed.

Bergen Fire Department and ambulance responding.

UPDATE 11:09 a.m.: No specific word, but this doesn't sound like serious injuries, nor does it sound like extrication was required.


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February 21, 2012 - 5:37pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, accident.

A car has struck a pedestrian on North Lyon Street, Batavia.

The person is down, but injuries are believed to be minor.

City Fire Department and Mercy EMS responding.

February 21, 2012 - 9:38am
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, Darien, corfu.

A woman told a deputy she was fiddling with her GPS (global positioning system) prior to rear-ending a car which was stopped on Route 5 at Lovers Lane Road, Corfu.

The accident occurred at 10:50 a.m., Monday, and caused injuries to both drivers but neither was seriously hurt.

Jessica M. Reynolds, 24, of McVean Road, Corfu, was cited for allegedly following too closely. Also injured was Joan Marie Dugan, 75, of Erie Street, Darien Center.

The accident was investigated by Deputy Chris Parker.

(Initial report)

February 17, 2012 - 8:13am
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, accident.

A two-car accident with minor injuries is reported on Route 98 between Pike and Rose roads, Batavia.

The roadway is partially blocked.

Town of Batavia Fire Department and Mercy EMS responding.

UPDATE 8:16 a.m.: A second ambulance requested to the scene, non-emergency.

February 13, 2012 - 2:22pm
posted by Billie Owens in accident, bergen.

A car has struck a tree next to a pole at 5979 W. Sweden Road in Bergen. An occupant reportedly has a head injury but is conscious and alert. Bergen Fire Department and Mercy medics are responding.

UPDATE 2:25 p.m.: The driver is shaken up by the accident, but otherwise OK, according to a responder. There was air-bag deployment. The vehicle is intact and is wedged between the tree and the utility pole. The location is just north of Cook Road.

UPDATE 2:35 p.m.: A person on scene says the car is snagged 10 feet off the ground.

February 13, 2012 - 1:03pm
posted by Billie Owens in accident, alexander.

A two-car accident in Alexander shortly after 10 Sunday night, which resulted in minor injuries, was caused by a driver allegedly traveling at an unsafe speed for road conditions, according to the accident report.

Alexander resident Nicholas P. Hiscutt, 19, was driving a 2000 Chevy sedan southbound on Route 98 near Dodgeson Road at an allegedly unsafe speed for road conditions. He reportedly lost control of the car and it crossed into the northbound lane, a witness told the investigating officer, Deputy Kevin McCarthy.

Hiscutt's car was struck by a 2003 Chevy Suburban driven by 29-year-old Jon D. Smith, of Prune Street in Batavia, causing both vehicles to veer onto the east shoulder of the roadway. Sylvia L. Smith was a passenger in the Chevy Suburban.

Minor injuries were reported and Jon Smith was taken to UMMC. Hiscutt was issued a citation for allegedly driving at an unreasonable speed.

February 12, 2012 - 10:27pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, alexander.

A two-car accident with injuries is reported in the area of 9491 Alexander Road, Alexander.

Alexander Fire Department and ambulance responding.

UPDATE 10:28 p.m.: Accident is not blocking traffic.

UPDATE 10:31 p.m.: One person is injured.

UPDATE 10:38 p.m.: Mercy EMS responding to assist with patient on scene.


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February 12, 2012 - 8:21pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, Stafford.

A car has hit a pole on Route 33 237, according to a fire police volunteer from Elba who came across the accident.

There are no injuries, but the pole is leaning and wires over the roadway are now too low for a truck to pass under.

The fire police volunteer is shutting down traffic at Route 237 and Route 33 (aka Byron Holley Road and Clinton Street Road).

Stafford Fire Department dispatched.

UPDATE 8:32 p.m.: Responders are advising almost white-out conditions at the scene.

UPDATE 8:36 p.m.: The accident scene is actually on Route 33, just east of Griswold Road.

February 12, 2012 - 3:59pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, byron.

A one-vehicle rollover accident reported in the area of Warner Road and Route 33 with possible minor injuries.

Byron Fire Department and Mercy EMS responding to the scene.

February 12, 2012 - 11:15am
posted by Billie Owens in batavia, accident.

A car has crashed into a tree at 5018 Clinton St. Road near Terry Hills Drive. Because the Town of Batavia's fire crews are working a structure fire, a unit from Bethany is called to the scene, along with Mercy medics. A person is complaining of back pain.

UPDATE 11:42 a.m.: One person was transported to UMMC Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester.

February 11, 2012 - 6:32pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, Alabama.

An Orleans County woman was allegedly driving too fast on snow-covered roads this afternoon leading to a crash that sent her to the hospital.

Teresa Lynn Wilkins, 38, of West Avenue, Medina, was transported by Mercy EMS to Medina Community Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The accident was reported at 11:49 a.m. in the area of 1630 Lewiston Road, Alabama.

No other vehicles were involved.

Her 2008 Chevy pickup reportedly hit a tree.

She was issued citations for alleged speeding and failure to keep right.

The accident was investigated by Deputy Chris Parker.

February 11, 2012 - 12:29pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, Darien.

A car has reportedly hit a tree in the area of 10903 Alleghany Road, near Herkimer Road.

A deputy on scene reports minor injuries.

Darien Fire and Mercy EMS responding.


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February 10, 2012 - 4:18pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, accident, elba, Notre Dame.

No students were hurt today when an Elba school bus on Union Avenue, Batavia, swerved off the road and into a fence surrounding Notre Dame High School's football field.

There were 16-18 students on the bus, all Elba residents who attend Notre Dame.

Sgt. John Peck said the driver apparently suffered a medical condition, though he is being cited for alleged failure to keep right.

February 7, 2012 - 8:12am
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, accident.

An accident with injuries is reported at Ellicott and Jackson streets.

One person may have neck and back injuries.

City Fire Department and Mercy EMS responding.

UPDATE 8:48 a.m.: The scene is clear. No further information at this time. The vehicle had plates from outside the state.

February 1, 2012 - 2:32pm
posted by Billie Owens in accident, Pavilion.

An accident with injuries is reported at Route 20 and Asbury Road in Pavilion. Pavilion Fire Department and medics are responding. Mercy Flight from Batavia is on in-air standby.

UPDATE 2:33 p.m.: Traffic will be shut down at South Street and Route 20. A guide wire from a utility pole is blocking the roadway and needs to be cut and removed.

UPDATE 2:44 p.m.: Mercy Flight is cancelled.

UPDATE 3:06 p.m.: Pavilion is back in service. Fire police will remain on scene along with State Troopers until the one vehicle involved is removed. One person is being transported to Strong Memorial Hospital.

UPDATE 3:54 p.m.: Pavilion Fire Police are back in service. The roadway is open.

February 1, 2012 - 10:53am
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, Bethany.

A driver involved in a head-on collision on Route 63, Bethany, on Jan. 20 died at 7 p.m., Tuesday, at Strong Memorial Hospital.

Gene L. Kelsey, 70, reportedly died as a result of injuries sustained in the crash.

According to a Sheriff's Office investigation, Kelsey failed to stop at a stop sign coming off of Fargo Road.

He was also allegedly driving drunk.

A passenger in Kelsey's truck, Michael Snyder, age unknown and no listed address, was also injured in the crash.

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