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November 29, 2011 - 10:07pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, Pavilion.

A car has reportedly been T-boned at the intersection of Black Street Road and South Street Road, Pavilion.

Injuries are reported.

Pavilion Fire Department and Mercy EMS responding.

November 29, 2011 - 12:08pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, accident.

A female driver was transported to UMMC with a complaint of chest pain after this fender-bender on West Main Street at Porter Avenue shortly after 11 a.m. Police worked quickly to clear the scene, but traffic was tied up for about 15 minutes.

November 28, 2011 - 1:44am
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, byron.

Zachary J. Rusin, 18, of Route 237, Holley, died Sunday as the result of injuries he sustained in an accident early Sunday morning when a golf cart he was riding in on Route 237, Byron, was struck by a car from behind.

The golf cart, driven by Cortney L. Greene, 18, of North Byron Road, Byron, had no lights and was described as slow moving by Sheriff's investigators.

Rusin was taken to Strong Memorial Hospital via Mercy Flight where he died later Sunday.

The accident remains under investigation and Greene faces possible criminal charges.

Previously: Passenger in golf cart on Route 237, Byron, at night seriously injured

November 27, 2011 - 11:59pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, accident.

A 68-year-old man was injured Sunday evening after he was struck by a car while he walked through the crosswalk on Park Road at Batavia Downs.

Douglas Aiken, of Morrow Road, Pavilion, was taken by a Mercy EMS ambulance to the Genesee County Airport and then transported by Mercy Flight to Strong Memorial Hospital.

Aiken was alert and conscious at the time of transport, according to Sgt. Greg Walker, Sheriff's Office. Walker said Morrow complained of head and shoulder pain. His injuries were not believed to be life threatening. He was taken to Strong as a precaution given the nature of the accident.

The driver, David L. Reeb, 60, of Corfu, had slowed while approaching the crosswalk, but did not stop, Walker said.

Reeb was cited for alleged failure to yield to a pedestrian.

A 10-year-old passenger in Reeb's station wagon was not injured, nor was Reeb.

Walker said the accident was the first car-pedestrian accident he can remember at the crosswalk outside Batavia Downs since the Downs reopened.

(Initial report)

November 27, 2011 - 9:58am
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, Orleans County.

A 29-year-old Batavia man is in the intensive care unit at Strong Memorial Hospital following a head-on collision in Orleans County on Saturday afternoon.

Paul J. Smith was southbound on Oak Orchard Road when his car crossed into oncoming traffic. According to the D&C, Smith told investigators that he fell asleep at the wheel.

The driver of the sedan Smith's car hit was Barbara J. Lamka, 44, of Albion. She was extricated from her vehicle and taken to Strong by Mercy Flight, where she's listed in satisfactory condition.

November 26, 2011 - 5:35pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, accident.

There was a minor accident in the city -- reportedly no injuries -- at Main Street and Dellinger Avenue just before 4:30 p.m. One lane of traffic was blocked for about 20 minutes. No further information available.

November 26, 2011 - 9:11am
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, byron.

An 18-year-old Holley resident was seriously injured early Saturday morning when the unlit, slow-moving golf cart he was riding in on Route 237 in Byron was struck by a car.

The driver of the cart, Cortney L. Greene, 18, of North Byron Road, Byron, faces possible alcohol-related charges.

Taken by Mercy Flight to Strong, where he's listed in guarded condition, was Zachary J. Rusin, 18, of Route 237, Holley. 

Rusin suffered head trauma and internal injuries.

Greene also suffered a head injury and was taken by Mercy EMS to Strong, where she's listed in stable condition.

The driver of the automobile, Emmaleigh R. Odom, 19, of Starr Road, Pavilion, was not injured.

Odom was reportedly driving a 1999 Chevrolet Monte Carlo northbound on Route 237 at 12:07 a.m. Her car crested a hill and struck the rear of the unlit golf cart.

Both Greene and Rusin were ejected from the cart, which then crossed both lanes of Route 237 and struck a parked car.

The accident is being investigated by Deputy Howard Carlson, Deputy John Weis and Investigator Timothy Weis.

The Sheriff's Office was assisted at the scene by Mercy EMS, Mercy Flight and the Byron and South Byron volunteer fire departments.

(Initial report)

November 26, 2011 - 12:16am
posted by Billie Owens in accident, byron, south byron.

A serious injury accident is reported on Route 237 in Byron at Warboys Road. Byron and South Byron fire departments are called along with Mercy medics. Mercy Flight 5 out of Batavia is called and is to land behind the Byron Fire Hall.

One patient is critically injured, according to a responder on scene, and another requires a basic-life support Mercy response. Traffic is to be shut down near the accident scene.

UPDATE 12:21 a.m.: "Have everybody ready. We're gonna hot load 'em," says an emergency responder. The critically injured person has a serious head injury.

UPDATE 12:29 a.m.: "Wind is negligible on the ground," reports a responder at the scene. Mercy Flight then landed.

UPDATE 12:37 a.m.: Mercy medics are en route with one patient to Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester.

UPDATE 12:41 a.m.: A responder asks for information about a vehicle on scene, saying "I might have a parent down here." The reply: "Go to our talk-around channel." (Readers FYI: We do not report license plate codes, nor drivers' license codes off the scanner in accident situations.)

UPDATE 12:53 p.m.: Mercy Flight is airborne and also headed to Strong.

UPDATE 1:01 a.m.: South Byron Fire Department is back in service.

November 23, 2011 - 8:30am
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, accident.

A driver pulling out of the Walmart parking lot at 4:03 p.m., Tuesday, on Veterans Memorial Drive apparently didn't see an oncoming car before pulling out in front of the other vehicle.

The two-car collision sent four people to UMMC for evaluation and treatment of minor injuries.

Cited for alleged failure to yield the right-of-way was Patricia A. Derleth, 72, of Clinton Street Road, Batavia.

Besides Derleth, injured in the crash were the driver and two passengers in the other vehicle: Kara L. Diltz, 18, of Kent Road, Kent, and Steven T. Peckenpaugh, 19, and Derquile R. Qualcen, 22.

The accident was investigated by Sgt. Greg Walker.

(Initial report)

November 22, 2011 - 8:43pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, Le Roy.

An accident with injuries has been reported on West Main Road, Le Roy.

One person reportedly has a head injury.

At least two ambulances have been requested to the scene.

Traffic is being shut down at Gilbert and at Le Roy Bethany Townline Road.

Le Roy Fire Department, Le Roy Ambulance Service and Mercy EMS dispatched.

UPDATE 8:46 p.m.: One patient is a sign-off. Mercy EMS put back in service.

November 22, 2011 - 4:07pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, accident.

A two-car accident with injuries is reported on Veterans Memorial Drive in the area of Office Max and Walmart.

Town of Batavia Fire and Mercy EMS responding.

UPDATE 4:10 p.m.: Three minor injuries reported. One person with chest pain from airbag deployment and two with facial injuries.

November 22, 2011 - 1:19pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, accident.

The driver of a minivan allegedly ran a red light this morning, according to Officer Dan Coffey, causing a three-car accident that sent all three drivers to UMMC by ambulance for treatment and evaluation.

Coffey was in his patrol vehicle, westbound on Ellicott Street, waiting to make a left-hand turn when he saw the van go through the intersection.

His view was obstructed at the point of impact, but the southbound van hit one northbound car, causing it to spin around and strike another northbound car not once, but twice.

Coffey said the driver of the minivan will likely be cited for an infraction, but had not yet completed his accident report.

None of the injuries are believed to be serious.

November 21, 2011 - 7:59pm
posted by Billie Owens in batavia, accident, elbs.

A two-car accident is reported at Batavia-Elba Town Line Road. Seven people are reportedly in one of the vehicles. Mercy medics and fire personnel are responding to the scene.

UPDATE 8:07 p.m.: Several minutes ago, two more ambulances were dispatched. The roadway is blocked. One vehicle is completely disabled.

November 21, 2011 - 4:34pm
posted by Billie Owens in batavia, accident.

A two-car accident with injuries is reported at State Street and Washington Avenue in the City of Batavia. City fire and Mercy medics are responding. It is blocking traffic.

UPDATE 4:40 p.m.: Injuries are minor.

November 20, 2011 - 11:46am
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, Alabama.

One person was seriously injured Sunday morning in a two-car collision on Ledge Road, Alabama.

The cause of the accident remains under investigation.

Alabama Fire Department and Mercy EMS were dispatched to the accident at 6:21 a.m.

Gordon L. Montgomery, 53, of Batavia, was trapped in his vehicle and needed to be extricated. Montgomery was transported by Mercy EMS to ECMC where he is being treated for internal injuries.

John D. Anderson, 58, of Basom, suffered minor cuts and was treated at the scene and released.

The initial investigation indicates that Anderson was eastbound in a 2005 GMC Sierra when Montgomery's 1998 Pontiac Sunfire crossed into the eastbound lane for an undetermined reason. The two vehicles hit head on.

Also assisting at the scene were the Pembroke and Indian Falls fire departments.

November 17, 2011 - 6:03pm
posted by Billie Owens in accident, pembroke, indian falls.

A tractor-trailer vs. car accident is reported on the eastbound Thruway at mile marker 403.0. It's right on the county line. Mercy Flight is on standby. Pembroke and Indian Falls fire departments, along with Mercy EMS, are dispatched. Unknown injuries.

UPDATE 6:06 p.m.: Dispatch spoke with the driver of the car who said injuries, if any, are minor. The car is in the median. The big rig is sitting sideways about a three-quarters of a mile east of the car, according to a responder.

UPDATE 6:12 p.m.: Mercy Flight is put back in service. A third vehicle is involved and it's on the shoulder of the roadway near the other car.

UPDATE 6:14 p.m.: A responder says it looks like five vehicles, plus the tractor-trailer, were involved in this accident. State Troopers are on scene.

UPDATE 6:22 p.m.: "We have medics up here, where are all the victims?" asks a responder. One person is boarded and collared, one is a sign off, and one other is inside a medic vehicle. Traffic is said to be backed up about three miles. They are going to try to corral the traffic into one lane so it can begin moving again.


November 11, 2011 - 6:43pm
posted by Billie Owens in accident, bergen.

A two-car accident is reported at 6101 North Lake Road in Bergen. One person has a head injury. Law enforcement is on scene and Bergen fire and Mercy medics are responding.

UPDATE 6:51 p.m.: One person needs to be evaluated but is not seriously injured.

November 9, 2011 - 3:52pm
posted by Billie Owens in batavia, accident.

A car has struck a pedestrian at North Lyon and West Main streets in the City of Batavia. The pedestrian is still on the ground, but alert.

City Fire Department and Mercy EMS are responding.

November 9, 2011 - 3:34pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, pembroke, corfu.

A Corfu resident allegedly was following another vehicle too closely at 6:03 p.m., Tuesday, when his car rear-ended another vehicle that had slowed because a truck had stopped to turn.

The vehicles were both westbound on Route 33 near Boyce Road, Pembroke.

Three people were treated at UMMC for injuries sustained in the two-car accident.

Raymond E. Judd, 83, of Phelps Road, Corfu, was allegedly following to closely a car driven by Diane M. Weaton, of Blood Road, Cowsville.

Also injured in the crash was Judd's passenger, Rosa Laurentina, 62.

The accident was investigated by Sgt. Greg Walker.

November 9, 2011 - 12:47pm
posted by Billie Owens in accident, Stafford.

UPDATE 3:59 p.m.: This information is courtesy of WBTA's Geoff Redick. The motorist was 26-year-old Joshua Arnold, who sustained minor injuries after he fell asleep at the wheel of his 2000 Isuzu, according to State Police.

A motor-vehicle accident with injuries is reported at 5631 Clinton St. Road (Route 33) in Stafford. One person is said to be unconscious. The car is well off the road, about 40 feet. Stafford Fire Department and Mercy EMS are en route.

A utility pole was snapped in half and there are live wires in the roadway. National Grid has been notified.

Assistance is requested from South Byron Fire Department. Mercy Flight is available if needed.

UPDATE 12:53 p.m.: The fire chief asks that fire police shut down Route 33 at Prole Road and at Caswell Road and detour traffic.

UPDATE 1:22 p.m.: This accident involved only one vehicle. It is an SUV-type vehicle and the air bags did not deploy. Witnesses said the driver just drifted off the road. State Police said they do not know how the accident happened but they are investigating. The victim is being transported to Strong Memorial Hospital via Mercy EMS. The wires in the roadway were determined to be telephone wires and Verizon has been notified.


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