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May 26, 2016 - 9:27am
posted by Billie Owens in Darien, accidents, news.

A man in his 50s was reportedly pinned by a vehicle at 1414 Broadway Road in Darien. Mercy medics are called to respond along with Darien Fire Department. The patient is described as "conscious and alert with a slight contusion to the upper head, multiple contusions on both legs."

May 7, 2016 - 11:02am
posted by Billie Owens in accidents, east pembroke, news.

A multi-vehicle accident with possible serious injuries is reported on the eastbound Thruway at mile marker 396.7. Mercy Flight #5 out of Batavia is going in the air. East Pembroke Fire Department and Mercy medics are responding. Town of Batavia Fire Department is asked to assemble a crew in their hall in case they are called to the scene.

UPDATE 11:03 a.m.: The accident is east of the Slusser Road bridge.

UPDATE 11:15 a.m.: Mercy Flight has landed.

UPDATE 11:24 a.m.: Mercy Flight is airborne, going to Strong Memorial Hospital.

UPDATE 11:55 a.m.: A state trooper at the scene said there was one victim, a male driver in his 20s who sustained non-life-threatening injuries. Indications are he fell asleep at the wheel, the trooper said.

April 15, 2016 - 12:07pm
posted by Billie Owens in accidents, news, Le Roy.

A four-car accident with unknown injuries is reported on the westbound Thruway at mile marker 379.8. Le Roy fire and ambulance service are responding.

March 3, 2016 - 3:37am
posted by Billie Owens in batavia, elba, accidents, news.

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A passerby reports a car crashed into a house at 7797 Oak Orchard Road, unknown injuries, but the male driver is said to be responsive. A natural gas line was struck and is leaking. A power line is also down across the roadway, which is not passable. Northbound traffic on Route 98 and Batavia-Elba Town Line Road (Daws Corners) will have to be shut down, according to first responders. Elba Fire Police are called for traffic control; Town of Batavia Fire Department personnel are on scene. Mercy medics are also responding. There's a strong smell of natural gas, but the gas line "has been secured." The residence has been evacuated. National Fuel and National Grid are contacted and are dispatching crews; no ETA. Responders are told to use caution upon approach because the road conditions are icy.

UPDATE 3:44 a.m.: The driver is allegedly intoxicated and will be transported to UMMC for evaluation. A code enforcement officer is called to the scene.

UPDATE 4:28 a.m.: Deputy on scene said the cause of the accident is under investigation. The vehicle was southbound and crossed the road, striking a pole on the residential property and then striking the porch of the house. There were reportedly icy conditions. The driver was in the vehicle when Town of Batavia fire arrived on scene, but self-extricated. State Police are assisting in the investigation.

UPDATE 4:53 a.m.: Route 98 is open in both directions. Town of Batavia fire and Elba Fire Police back in service.

UPDATE 9:16 a.m.: Joshua D. McGuire, 22, of Albion, is charged with DWI. Other charges are pending. The accident is being investigated by Deputy Joseph Loftus.

January 27, 2016 - 11:26am
posted by Billie Owens in accidents, bergen, Le Roy.

Another motor-vehicle accident is reported on Route 490. This one is in the westbound lane, also at mile marker 1. A vehicle went off the road and struck a tree. Unknown injuries. Bergen and Le Roy fire departments and Le Roy medics are responding.

UPDATE 11:33 a.m.: Responders report finding no such vehicle anywhere in the area. The assignment is back in service.

December 2, 2015 - 5:47pm
posted by Billie Owens in batavia, accidents.

A car vs. pedestrian accident is reported in the parking lot at 16 Bank St. The patient is conscious and alert and states she has face and hand injuries. City fire and Mercy medics are responding.

December 2, 2015 - 5:26pm
posted by Billie Owens in accidents, batavia.

A two-car accident with unknown injuries is reported at 5267 Clinton Street Road. Town of Batavia Fire Department and Mercy medics are responding.

November 4, 2015 - 2:35pm
posted by Billie Owens in accidents, Le Roy.

A motor-vehicle accident with unknown injuries is reported at 7865 E. Main Road, Le Roy. Le Roy fire and ambulance service responding.

October 10, 2015 - 3:50pm
posted by Billie Owens in accidents, batavia.

A two-car accident, unknown injuries, is reported at 5049 Ellicott Street Road. A telephone pole is involved and may be damaged. Traffic is not blocked. Town of Batavia fire and Mercy medics are responding,

September 30, 2015 - 2:38pm
posted by Billie Owens in accidents, Pavilion.

A general contractor on the grounds of Pavilion Central School on Big Tree Road has struck a gas tracer line. Pavilion Fire is responding. The caller is RG&E, which has a one hour ETA to the scene.

September 29, 2015 - 3:25pm
posted by Billie Owens in accidents, batavia.

A two-car accident with minor injuries is reported at 5218 Ellicott Street Road. Town of Batavia Fire Department and Mercy medics are responding. The location is between Bethany Center Road and Sheppard Road.

September 29, 2015 - 1:43pm
posted by Billie Owens in accidents, Darien.

A three-car accident is reported at Sumner and Harlow roads. Unknown injuries. Darien fire and ambulance are responding.

September 28, 2015 - 4:10pm
posted by Billie Owens in accidents, Pavilion.

A two-car accident with minor injuries is reported at 6909 Ellicott Street Road. Pavilion Fire Department and Mercy medics are responding. The location is near Woodrow Drive.

September 23, 2015 - 7:23am
posted by Billie Owens in accidents, byron, south byron.

A two-car accident with minor injuries is reported at Bank Street Road and Town Line Road. Byron and South Byron fire departments and Mercy medics are responding.

September 18, 2015 - 7:54pm
posted by Billie Owens in accidents, batavia.

A two-car accident is reported at 110 Oak St. A person is said to have back injury. City fire and Mercy medics are responding.

September 10, 2015 - 4:46pm
posted by Billie Owens in batavia, accidents.

A two-car accident with minor injuries is reported at 7889 Oak Orchard Road. Town of Batavia Fire Department and Mercy medics are responding.

UPDATE 5:16 p.m.: The Town of Batavia assignment is back in service.

September 9, 2015 - 7:40am
posted by Billie Owens in Alabama, accidents.

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A three-vehicle collision with injuries is reported at Lewiston and Knowlesville roads. One of the vehicles is a semi-truck. This is possibly a head-on collision. Alabama fire and Mercy medics are responding.

UPDATE 7:52 a.m.: Oakfield Fire Police are requested to shut down westbound Lockport Road at Lewiston Road.

UPDATE 9:08 a.m.: Sheriff's Deputy Lonnie Nati on scene said a red Suburu was northbound on Knowlesville while a gray car was eastbound on Lewiston. The red car blew through the intersection and T-boned the gray car, he said. The driver is a woman from Albion who told responders she didn't know there was a stop sign there. The gray car then ricocheted into a tractor-trailer which was westbound on Lewiston. The red car then careened into the trailer portion's rear axle. The impact ruptured its fuel tank, spilling fuel about a 10th of a mile down the road and into the creek. DEC is en route to the spill. The trailer was loaded with 60,000 pounds of concrete, stone and sand. The gray car had a passenger who was transported to UMMC. The driver of the red car went by private vehicle to a hospital. The driver of the semi was not injured.

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September 6, 2015 - 2:34am
posted by Billie Owens in accidents, Bethany, Stafford.

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(Photos by Howard Owens.)

A tractor-trailer flipped over and landed on its roof at the S curve on Route 63 at Fargo Road in Little Canada. The driver is trapped inside but reports only minor injuries. A Sheriff's deputy is on scene. Bethany and Stafford fire and Mercy medics are responding. There are wires down in the roadway.

UPDATE 2:58 a.m.: The driver somehow managed to extricate himself and was sitting on the guard rail when the first firefighters arrived. He was loaded into an ambulance and is not seriously hurt. He was hauling Chiquita bananas.

UPDATE 3:17 a.m.: A deputy was first on scene, coming across the accident while on patrol. He and a passerby helped the driver crawl from the cab of the truck. The driver was conscious and alert.

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September 5, 2015 - 9:21pm
posted by Billie Owens in accidents, Alabama.

A one-vehicle rollover accident is reported at 7586 Reuben Road, possible trapping two occupants. Some type of wire may also be down. Unknown injuries. Alabama fire is called along with Mercy medics.

September 4, 2015 - 2:16pm
posted by Billie Owens in accidents, batavia.

A pole and wires are down in front of 56 Harvester Ave. They are blocking traffic. A female is trapped in her vehicle there and wires are around the vehicle. City fire is responding.

UPDATE 2:18 p.m.: City police are asked to respond to direct traffic.

UPDATE 2:30 p.m.: The second platoon is asked to respond to city fire headquarters. It appears that a train accidentally yanked the pole and wires down and the train is stopped on Harvester, blocking the roadway.

UPDATE 2:34 p.m.: There are two power poles down, one on each side of the train tracks. There are also two vehicles draped with live wires, both occupied. The roadway is blocked by a cargo train hauling tank cars manufactured by the adjacent Graham Corp. It appears the cargo train snagged the wires, bringing down the poles.

UPDATE 2:47 p.m.: National Grid crews removed the wires and the drivers inside the trapped vehicles were able to back out of their predicament and move to safe locations.

UPDATE 4:29 p.m.: City Fire is clearing the scene, but Harvester remains barricaded.

(Photos by Howard Owens.)

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