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December 28, 2017 - 12:31pm
posted by Billie Owens in accidents, news, Stafford, notify.

A head-on collision between a semi-truck and a car is reported on Route 33 in Stafford. One person is reportedly "unresponsive." Mercy medics and Stafford fire are responding.

UPDATE 12:32 p.m.: The accident is in the area of 5882 Clinton Street Road (Route 33).

UPDATE 12:35 p.m.: There is a lot of debris in the roadway. The roadway is blocked. Bergen Fire Department is called. Extrication equipment will be needed.

UPDATE 12:38: Stafford command also requests Byron and South Byron fire departments to the scene, which is between Mill Road and Westbrook Morganville Road. Mercy Flight #7 is called in; a 15-minute ETA. "We need the extrication as soon as possible for this one patient," says a first responder.

UPDATE 12:41 p.m.: The extrication equipment is en route. Fire police are going to close the roadway near the scene.

UPDATE 12:48 p.m.: National Grid is called because the semi struck a utility pole, which is still standing but "it's damaged and it's making some noise."

UPDATE 12:56 p.m.: Stafford commands says "Just be aware this (roadway) is going to be shut down for awhile."

UPDATE 1:07 p.m.: National Grid is on scene.

UPDATE 2:21 p.m.: Genesee County Undersheriff Gregory Walker confirmed this was a fatal accident. The driver and sole occupant of an eastbound sedan was killed, Walker said, after the vehicle crossed the center line and collided head on with a westbound tractor-trailer hauling food products. The trucker was not injured. "He tried to avoid (the crash)," Walker said. "He saw it coming over the center line and tried to avoid it. He couldn't avoid it." The trucker swerved into a ditch yet there was still a head-on collision. The accident reconstruction/crash management team is taking measurements at the scene and investigating. National Grid also has to replace the broken utility pole before the roadway can be reopened. Next of kin notifications are being made and the victim's information will be released afterward. Walker said the roads are dry now and were at the time the accident occured, so icy road conditions were not a factor. "We're not sure of the reason," that the accident happened, Walker said.

December 27, 2017 - 10:01pm
posted by Billie Owens in accidents, batavia, news.


A single-vehicle accident is reported on Chestnut Street in the City of Batavia. No word on injuries.

A car reportedly went off the road at 3 Chestnut St., struck a utility pole, careened through a front porch, and stopped at 1 Chestnut St.

City police, fire and Mercy medics are on scene.

UPDATE 10:40 p.m. (by Howard): The vehicle was backing out of a driveway from a residence across from 3 Chestnut. Police are investigatng and have yet to determine why the car backed up, at an apparent brisk rate of speed, over the curb, struck a utility pole, then the porch of 3 Chestnut. It sheared off the driver's side door, which was apparently partially opened, and then struck a parked SUV at 1 Chestnut. The vehicle at 1 Chestnut sustained minor damage. No injuries were reported at the scene of the accident but an ambulance was dispatched to Batavia PD to evaluate somebody who was in an accident (we are unsure if this is the same accident). Sgt. Dan Coffey said at this time police have no idea what happened or why, and they are investigating.



November 28, 2017 - 6:58pm
posted by Billie Owens in bergen, accidents, news.

A man inside a feed store in Bergen is complaining of rib pain after what he says was a train vs. pickup truck accident. It occurred on Buffalo Street near Route 19. Bergen fire and medics are responding.

UPDATE 7 p.m.: "I have located the vehicle; checking on it now," says a first responder.

UPDATE 7:03 p.m.: "The truck is not on the railroad track; it's just east," says a first repsonder.

November 24, 2017 - 11:42am
posted by Billie Owens in accidents, east pembroke, news, notify.

A motor-vehicle accident with injuries and entrapment is reported at 2745 Pearl Street Road (Route 33) at the intersection of Wilkinson Road in West Batavia. East Pembroke Fire Department and Mercy medics are responding. The availability of Mercy Flight is being checked.

"We believe the vehicle may be underneath a tractor-trailer," says a dispatcher.  "...Multiple vehicles." A BLS ambulance out of Darien is called for evaluations of patients. Fire police from Corfu are asked to shut down traffic on Route 33 at Read Road; Town of Batavia Fire Department is asked to close Route 33 at Hopkins Road.

UPDATE 1:26 p.m.: This is a fatal accident. More T/K.

November 22, 2017 - 2:43pm
posted by Billie Owens in news, accidents, crime, Bethany, notify.

Press release from the GC Sheriff's Office:

A 30-year-old Perry man is charged with DWI after a rollover accident early this morning on Route 63 near Fargo Road in Bethany.

Kenneth Wayne Wilson Jr., of Burke Hill Road, is also charged with: speed not reasonable and prudent; uninspected motor vehicle; moving from lane unsafely; and leaving the scene of a property damage accident.

The actual location of the single-vehicle accident was determined to be 5604 Ellicott Street Road (Route 63) and it occurred at 1:24 a.m.

Deputies responded and after an investigation they arrested Wilson.

It is alleged that he was driving while intoxicated. He was transported to Strong Memorial Hospital via ambulance. He was released on appearance tickets returnable to Bethany Town Court at 7 p.m. on Jan. 9.

The case was investigated by Deputy Travis DeMuth, assisted by Deputy Jeremy McClellan.

For previous coverage, click here.

November 18, 2017 - 6:22am
posted by Billie Owens in accidents, Pavilion, news.

"A hunter on his way to a hunting party, struck a deer," says a dispatcher. A sheriff's deputy is heading to the vehicle vs. deer accident, on Transit Road south of Hawks Road, Pavilion. 

November 9, 2017 - 5:37pm
posted by Billie Owens in Le Roy, accidents, news.

A minor injury accident involving a motorcyclist and pickup truck is reported on Harris Road in Le Roy.

A pickup truck attempted to make a left-hand turn into a driveway on Harris Road, west of Asbury Road, when an oncoming motorcyclist struck it head on.

Le Roy fire, Mercy medics and Sheriff's deputies are on scene. The driver of the pickup was uninjured; the motorcyclist is being evaluated.

November 8, 2017 - 1:56pm
posted by Billie Owens in news, accidents, elba.

A two-car collision is reported in Elba at South Main and Chapel streets. Elba fire police are called to the scene. No word on injuries.

November 7, 2017 - 5:46pm
posted by Billie Owens in accidents, news, pembroke.

A car vs. deer accident with minor injuries is reported at 1315 Main Road, Corfu. Smoke is coming from a vehicle. Pembroke Fire Department is responding. The location is between Route 77 and Boyce Road. There is "debris all over the roadway," according to a first responder on scene.

November 7, 2017 - 11:42am
posted by Billie Owens in Alabama, news, accidents.

A tractor-trailer versus pole accident at a construction site on Judge Road caused power lines to be ripped down. A power company rep is on scene and lines are across construction equipment, the road and are torn from a house.

Alabama fire command is holding the assignment to remain in the fire hall. The road will be temporarily closed from Kenyon Avenue to Route 77 until the lines are removed.

No injuries are reported.

November 2, 2017 - 12:56pm
posted by Billie Owens in news, batavia, accidents.

A collision involving three vehicles is reported at Route 5 and Seven Springs Road. One person has a head injury and another has a hand injury. It is blocking traffic. Law enforcement is on scene. Town of Batavia Fire Department and Mercy medics are responding.

UPDATE 12:57 p.m.: The accident is near 5248 E. Main Street Road (Route 5).

November 2, 2017 - 11:54am
posted by Billie Owens in accidents, news, batavia.

A two-car collision with unknown injuries is reported at Jackson and Main streets in Downtown Batavia. City fire, police and Mercy medics are responding.

October 28, 2017 - 12:13pm
posted by Billie Owens in accidents, batavia, news.


A motorcycle accident is reported at 3246 Galloway Road, Batavia. "It appears the motorcyclist spun out, lost control, went off the roadway." Town of Batavia Fire Department and Mercy medics are responding. The motorcyclist is down. The location is east of Downey Road. Law enforcement is on scene. Mercy Flight is called to the scene; weather being checked to determine availability.

UPDATE 12:15 p.m.: Mercy Flight will be able to go to the accident; then will only be able to fly eastward to Rochester due to weather.

UPDATE 12:24 p.m.: The helicopter will be landing in an uncut hay field adjacent to the scene.

UPDATE 12:27 p.m.: Mercy Flight has landed.

UPDATE 12:35 p.m.: Mercy Flight #5 is airborne and heading to Rochester.

UPDATE 12:48 p.m.: The Galloway Road assignment is back in service.

UPDATE 12:51 p.m.: The motorcyclist was a female whose bike hit a wet, slick spot in the pavement, sending the bike fishtailing out of control. She suffered a leg injury and possibly other non-life-threatening injuries. She will be further evaluated at Strong Memorial Hospital. The witness to the accident was her husband, who was following her in his truck.



October 17, 2017 - 12:41pm
posted by Billie Owens in accidents, news, batavia.

A motor-vehicle accident with injuries is reported at East Main and Bank streets in the city. Law enforcement is on scene. City fire and Mercy medics are responding.

UPDATE 12:47 p.m.: No injuries; minimal damage to vehicles.

October 10, 2017 - 11:11pm
posted by Billie Owens in batavia, accidents, news.

An elderly female was run over by a vehicle in the driveway in the 100 block at a double-digit address on Edgewood Drive, Batavia, and Mercy medics are responding.

UPDATE 11:33 p.m.: The woman is being transported by ambulance to a local hospital.

September 26, 2017 - 7:44pm
posted by Billie Owens in accidents, news, batavia.

A car vs. "herd of deer" accident is reported on Pike Road in Batavia. The caller is roadside in a black Toyota Tundra. Law enforcement is responding. No word on injuries, if any.

September 26, 2017 - 5:14pm
posted by Billie Owens in accidents, Le Roy, bergen, news.

A two-car accident with injuries is reported at mile marker 0.10 on eastbound Route 490. Le Roy fire and ambulance is responding along with Bergen fire.

September 24, 2017 - 5:41pm
posted by Billie Owens in Bethany, accidents, news.

A two-car accident with minor injuries is reported at Route 20 and East Road (Suicide Corners) in Bethany. A first responder on scene says it is not blocking traffic. Bethany Fire Department and Mercy medics are responding.

UPDATE 5:51 p.m.: Fire police are directed to slow down traffic in the vicinity of the accident.

September 23, 2017 - 8:09pm
posted by Billie Owens in accidents, pembroke, news.

A pedestrian has been struck on the westbound Thruway near mile marker 402.5. Pembroke and Indian Falls fire departments and Mercy medics are responding to the motor-vehicle accident with injuries. A first responder on scene said "there is damage on the onramp as well as fluids (leaking)."

UPDATE 8:10 p.m.: All responding units are to stage "at the interchange."

UPDATE 8:13 p.m.: One vehicle is said to be blocking the left shoulder of the roadway.

UPDATE 10 p.m.: This was a fatal accident. We will provide more information when it becomes available.

September 23, 2017 - 9:16am
posted by Billie Owens in accidents, news, batavia.

A car flipped over in front of Five Star Bank, 401 W. Main St., Batavia. No word on injuries, if any. City fire and Mercy medics responding.

UPDATE 9:31 a.m.: The accident occurred on the opposite side of the street from the bank, near the corner of West Main and Redfield Parkway. A driver lost control of his vehicle somehow and struck the two pylons filled with gravel that protect a utility box at that location. It damaged the pylons and gravel spewed onto the ground. The car landed on its wheels and medics are evaluating the driver, who does not appear to be seriously injured. Redfield resident Jim Owen said it sounded like a truck dumping a load of gravel out and when he saw a cloud of dust, that's initially what he thought had happened.


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