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November 17, 2010 - 11:04pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, Alabama.

A driver who hit a car that stalled on Reuben Road, Alabama, after it ran out of gas, said that he looked down at his radio just before he came upon the car and didn't see it in time to stop.

Two people suffered non-life-threatening injuries in the accident.

Jason G. Moneau, 33, of Summit Street, Batavia, was driving a 1991 Dodge sedan at 10:02 p.m., Friday, when he hit a car which had pulled to the side of the road in the area of 7415 Reuben Road.

A passenger of the parked car, Mae E. Hryhorenko, 30, was transported to UMMC.

Moneau was transported by ground ambulance to Erie County Medical Center.

The accident was investigated by Deputy Jason Diehl.

A handwritten note on the investigation report says, "traffic charges are pending."

November 17, 2010 - 5:44pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, Le Roy.

A 21-year-old Lyndonville resident is charged with DWI following a one-car accident early Tuesday morning on the I-490 off-ramp in Le Roy.

Police say Alyssa Brianne Sprague was driving too fast and moved from her lane unsafely when her 2004 Chevy sedan struck the guardrail on the off-ramp, continued onto Vallance Road, spun and struck another guardrail.

Sprague was not injured in the crash.

She was, however, charged with DWI and driving with a BAC of .08 or greater.

The accident occurred at 1:19 a.m. and was investigated by Deputy Frank Bordonaro.


November 17, 2010 - 5:35pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, Darien.

One person was injured when a car struck a deer on Bennett Road in Darien at 8:26 p.m., Monday.

Taken to UMMC with non-life-threatening injuries was 17-year-old Brittney N. Torrey.

Torrey was a passenger in a car driven by 20-year-old Matthew S. Shaffer, of Harvester Avenue, Batavia.

Neither Shaffer nor an infant in the car, Isabella A. Torrey, were injured.

No citations were issued.

The accident was investigated by Deputy Jason Diehl.

November 17, 2010 - 5:30pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident.

Two people were injured in a crash Monday afternoon near the intersection of routes 33 and 19 when an eastbound car reportedly turned left in front of a westbound car.

The driver of the first car, Laura A. Squier, 45, of Brasser Drive, Rochester, was cited for allegedly failing to yield the right of away.

The Sheriff's Office accident report says she was injured, but does not say what hospital she was taken to.

The driver of the other car, 54-year-old Robert J. Jurewicz, of South Swan Street, Batavia, was transported to UMMC with non-life-threatening injuries.

The accident was reported at 3:47 p.m.

It was investigated by Deputy Jason Diehl.


November 17, 2010 - 1:29pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, accident.

One person suffered minor injuries in an accident Saturday at the intersection of Park Road and Veterans Memorial Drive.

The apparent cause of the accident was one driver pulling out from a stop sign who did not see the other car approaching.

Aaron N. Holley, 16, a passenger in the second vehicle, was transported to UMMC for a report of pain.

The driver of the first vehicle, D.C. Chamberlain, 16, of Route 20A, Perry, was cited for alleged failure to yield.

The driver of the second vehicle was Allen Peters, 31, of Durham Street, Rochester.

Holley was the only reported injury.

The accident occurred at 7:32 p.m.

(initial report)

November 17, 2010 - 11:02am
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, accident.


There was a two-car accident at the corner of Main and Jackson, Batavia, this morning.

One person was taken to UMMC, as a precaution, with a complaint of chest pain.

November 16, 2010 - 7:17pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, accident, Genesee County Airport.

A student pilot apparently forgot to put down the landing gear on his plane today leading to an unintentional crash landing at the Genesee County Airport this afternoon.

While the crash, reported at 12:17 p.m., caused an estimated $40,000 damage to a 2004 Cessna, there were no injuries, fire or fuel spill.

The student pilot, according to a Sheriff's Office release, was 66-year-old Michael E. Pearson, of Pittsford.

His instructor was Robert J. Roberts, 35, of Rochester.

The student and instructor were doing "touch-and-go" training at the airport this afternoon at the time of the accident.

The plane skidded 546 feet down the runway.

The investigation is continuing, conducted by Deputy Lonnie Nati and the Federal Aviation Administration.

Assisting at the scene were Genesee County Emergency Services, Town of Batavia Fire and Mercy EMS.

(initial report)

November 16, 2010 - 12:32pm
posted by Billie Owens in accident, Pavilion.


A pedestrian has been struck and killed by a motor vehicle on Route 63 in Pavilion.

The accident occurred at 6935 Ellicott Street Road (Route 63) and Route 19.

Pavilion Fire Department is responding. Medics are told to proceed in nonemergency mode.

UPDATE (12:56 p.m.): A coroner is heading to the scene. There are no reports of traffic problems.

UPDATE (1:03 p.m.): It is requested that "Pastor Green" be asked to come to the scene.

UPDATE (2:20 p.m.): The family was notified at 2:07 p.m. All units are back in service. No other information is available yet.

UPDATE 2:40 p.m. (by Howard): A white pickup truck, an older Dodge Ram with an apparent lift kit, struck a female pedestrian in the crosswalk. The truck did stop after striking her. It was parked about 80 yards from the intersection, and it appears its oil pan or similar car part from the undercarriage had been knocked off. At the time we spoke, Sgt. Steve Mullen said next-of-kin in Rochester had not been notified, so the victim had not been publicly identified at that time. The accident is under investigation and no further details are yet available.

UPDATE 4:14 p.m.: The victim has been identified as Dorothy Ring, 84, of Pavilion. Ring was walking across the street, at a crosswalk, Route 63, when she was struck by a 1994 Dodge Ram 3500 pickup truck driven by Larry A. Cook, 24, of Avon. Cook was northbound on Route 19 when he made a left-hand turn onto Route 63.

The investigation is continuing and possible charges are pending. It is being conducted by Deputy Brian Thompson and Deputy Eric Seppela from the crash-reconstruction team along with Investigator Timothy Weis.

Assisting at the scene were Chief Deputy Jerome Brewster, Sgt. Steve Mullen, Deputy John Baiocco, Genesee County Sheriff's Office Chaplin Phil Green, the Pavilion Volunteer Fire Department and Mercy medical personal.

November 16, 2010 - 12:23pm
posted by Billie Owens in batavia, accident.

A plane is reportedly "down on the runway" at the Genesee County Airport.

It left the terminal and went off the runway. There are no injuries and only minor damage to the plane. There is no fuel leakage.

The Town of Batavia Fire Department is responding. Mercy EMS was called, then cancelled.

UPDATE (12:25 p.m.): The airport has been temporarily shut down while the incident is being investigated.

UPDATE (12:35 p.m.): An investigator from the Federal Aviation Administration is en route. Pictures are being taken at the scene. Then the plane will be towed away and the airport reopened.

UPDATE (1:31 p.m.): The airplane has been stabilized and is being removed from the airport runway now. The airport is to be reopened shortly. The FAA investigator is on scene. Town of Batavia fire units are put back in service.

November 15, 2010 - 3:58pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident.

A two-car accident with injuries has been reported at the intersection of Route 33 and Route 19, Bergen.

It is not blocking.

Bergen Fire and Mercy EMS responding.

November 13, 2010 - 6:37pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, accident.

A two-car accident with an injury is reported at the intersection of Park Road and Veterans Memorial Drive, Town of Batavia.

The accident is reportedly blocking the intersection.

Town of Batavia Fire and Mercy EMS dispatched.

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November 12, 2010 - 10:06pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, Alabama.

A two car accident with injuries is reported in the area of 7415 Reuben Road, Alabama.

Alabama Fire and Mercy EMS being dispatched.

UPDATE 10:14 p.m.: A second ambulance is requested to the scene.

November 10, 2010 - 10:28pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, Alabama.

A minor injury, roll over accident has been reported on Macomber Road, Alabama, just south of Towne Place.

Alabama Fire and Mercy EMS being dispatched.

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November 10, 2010 - 9:39pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, Alabama.

A man is reporting that he was struck by a car somewhere in the area of Martin Road and Bloomingdale Road, Alabama.

He says he's in a ditch, just came to and doesn't remember anything.

He is walking toward Western Doors store.

Law enforcement and Alabama Fire being dispatched.

UPDATE 10:45 p.m.: The accident may have happened in the area of 379 Martin Road. The man reportedly has a head injury. Mercy Flight is being put on stand by.

UPDATE 10:58 p.m.: Five minute ETA for Mercy Flight.

UPDATE 11:09 p.m.: Mercy Flight on the ground.

UPDATE 11:21 p.m.: Mercy Flight in the air.

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November 10, 2010 - 9:00am
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, accident.

A car accident in the area of 189 South Main St., Batavia, has left one vehicle smoking.

Traffic is not blocked and there are no injuries.

City Fire is responding.

UPDATE 10:02 a.m.: Police on scene reports there just seems to be spilled radiator fluid.

November 8, 2010 - 7:03am
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, thruway, Le Roy.

There is a rollover accident reported on the Thruway near mile marker 396 in the westbound lane.

Minor injuries reported.

The vehicle rolled twice and hit another car in the service center.  The driver is conscious and alert.

Le Roy Fire and Ambulance are responding.

November 5, 2010 - 5:37pm
posted by Billie Owens in accident, corfu.

A one-car rollover accident was reported about 10 minutes ago on Route 77 in Corfu, just north of the village.

It knocked down an electrical power line, and possibly damaged a transformer. National Grid has been notified and is expected to arrive on scene in about 20-25 minutes ago.

Apparently there were no injuries. The medic is back in service. Corfu Fire responded.

November 5, 2010 - 10:22am
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, accident.

A two-car, rear-end accident is reported at West Main Street and Lyon streets, Batavia.

There are no reported injuries, but a mother is requesting that EMS evaluate her child who was in an child safety seat.

Batavia police and fire and Mercy EMS responding.

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November 5, 2010 - 9:26am
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, accident, Oak Street.

A two-car accident with minor injuries is reported at Richmond Avenue and Oak Street, Batavia.

One car is blocking the flow of traffic.

Batavia PD, fire and Mercy EMS responding.

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November 3, 2010 - 2:40pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, crime, accident, roundabout, Oak Street.

mustang_roundabout.jpgThe man who owns a silver Mustang involved in a one-car accident on the edge of the Oak Street roundabout last week says he wasn't driving the car at the time of the accident.

The driver fled the scene.

There were two witnesses of the driver running from the car, according to Officer Ed Mileham, but neither witness could positively identify the driver after looking at photo line ups.

"Right now, it's just an unauthorized use," Mileham said.

The owner of the car reported it stolen the morning after the accident.

The name of vehicle owner has not been released.




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