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April 5, 2013 - 8:14pm
posted by Billie Owens in batavia, accidents.

A car and motorcycle collision is reported at 5 Prospect Ave. There are injuries. City fire is en route and police just arrived on scene.

UPDATE 8:15 p.m.: Mercy medics are there now.

UPDATE 8:29 p.m.: Fire department has cleared the scene. The motorcycle needs to be towed.

April 5, 2013 - 6:12pm
posted by Billie Owens in batavia, accidents.

A car vs. bicycle accident is reported at East Main and Summit streets in the City of Batavia. The bicyclist is refusing medical treatment. Police are on scene.

UPDATE 6:12 p.m.: Now the cyclist is reporting pain in the wrist so a Mercy medic is dispatched non-emergency.

April 4, 2013 - 10:41am
posted by Billie Owens in batavia, accidents.

A semi-truck and car collision is reported on the eastbound Thruway at mile marker 386. Possible serious injuries. Mercy Flight is on ground standby. Town of Batavia Fire Department and Mercy medics are responding.

UPDATE 10:47 a.m.: The car is well off the roadway. Traffic is not blocked. State Police on scene requesting the fire department to cancel its response. A dispatcher notes "that's interesting." Fire command orders all units to continue to the scene.

UPDATE 10:50 p.m.: The car is in the center median.

UPDATE 10:56 a.m.: The truck driver is OK and so is his truck, except for some damage to the tires.

UPDATE 11:05 a.m.: The driver of the car is a 41-year-old female who did not sustain serious injuries. She is being transported to UMMC with chest pain.

March 30, 2013 - 1:47pm
posted by Billie Owens in Alabama, accidents.

A motor-vehicle accident is reported in the area of 7556 Reuben Road. There are no injuries. It's at a sharp curve, west of the Totem Pole store. Reportedly, a female driver was forced off the road and her car struck a pole to avoid another vehicle that was driving directly in her path. The road is going to be closed by the Totem Pole and at Bloomingdale Road. There are vehicles on both sides of the roadway and traffic is blocked. Alabama Fire Department, with a medic on board, is responding along with law enforcement.

UPDATE 2:13 p.m.: Both vehicles are being towed. Alabama is back in service. The roadway is being reopened.

March 29, 2013 - 9:02pm
posted by Billie Owens in Oakfield, accidents.

A motor-vehicle accident with injuries is reported in the area of 3396 Maltby Road. Oakfield Fire Department and Mercy Medic #2 are responding. The location is between Fox and North Pearl roads. Fire police are also en route.

UPDATE 9:03 p.m.: There is one vehicle, which is at the side of the road, and one victim. The location is just west of Fox Road.

UPDATE 9:21 p.m.: The female driver is conscious and alert. Her vehicle struck a power pole but did not cause serious damage to it. National Grid is notified. A flatbed tow truck is called to the scene.

UPDATE 9:25 p.m.: The patient is being taken by ambulance to Erie County Medical Center.

UPDATE 9:30 p.m.: The Oakfield assignment is back in service.

March 23, 2013 - 12:37pm
posted by Billie Owens in batavia, accidents.

A motor-vehicle accident with injuries is reported at Oak Street and Park Road in the city. It is blocking traffic. Police and Mercy medics are responding along with city fire.

UPDATE 12:41 p.m.: A second ambulance is called, emergency mode.

UPDATE 12:51 p.m.: A 53-year-old female is being transported to UMMC. She is said to have a cut on her nose, a swollen left eye and knee pain.

UPDATE 1:02 p.m.: Another female involved in the accident declined medical treatment.

UPDATE 2:04 p.m.: The woman who declined treatment at the scene is now calling for an ambulance.

UPDATE 2:06 p.m.: The response is non-emergency. The patient is 35 years old and complaining of chest pain.

March 20, 2013 - 4:11pm
posted by Billie Owens in pembroke, accidents, indian falls.

A motor-vehicle accident with injuries is reported on Knapp Road. A woman has back and facial injuries. Pembroke and Indian Falls fire departments are responding along with Mercy medics and law enforcement.

UPDATE 4:13 p.m.: The 62-year-old victim was roadside, getting mail out of her mailbox, when her vehicle was reared-ended. The vehicle which struck her's sustained heavy front-end damage and left the scene. Erie County has been notified to be on the lookout for the vehicle (didn't hear what kind), since the victim's home is close to the county line. The driver of the vehicle which left the scene is said to be an older man wearing a hat. Indian Falls was told to stand down.

UPDATE 4:21 p.m.: The victim's daughter, 42, was also in the vehicle and they are now inside the residence, complaining of lower back pain but able to walk around. Both will be transported to a hospital, but responders weren't yet sure which hospital.

March 17, 2013 - 3:06pm
posted by Billie Owens in Le Roy, accidents.

A two-car accident with injuries is reported at routes 19 and 5. Le Roy fire and ambulance are dispatched.

UPDATE 3:07 p.m.: Only one person is injured, and complains of head pain. Caledonia's ambulance is called in because Le Roy is out on another call.

UPDATE 3:30 p.m.: The patient is with Caledonia medics. Not sure if the person will be transported. The roads are open and traffic has cleared. Le Roy ambulance is back in service.

March 10, 2013 - 5:34pm
posted by Billie Owens in pembroke, accidents.

A woman in her mid-20s had part of a finger severed after her hand got stuck in a piece of machinery -- we did not hear what kind. Pembroke and Indian Falls fire departments are responding along with Mercy Medics and law enforcement.

The location is said to be near the Flying J Travel Center, north of the Thruway overpass, by a trail. She is roadside. Her left index finger is completely severed at the first knuckle and the ring finger is partically severed at "the last knuckle."

UPDATE 5:57 p.m.: The patient is being transported to Erie County Medical Center. Pembroke and Indian Falls are back in service.

UPDATE 7:50 p.m.: According to a reader, the woman was on a four-wheeler that was towing another four-wheeler with a rope. The woman got her hand caught in the rope.

March 2, 2013 - 8:50pm
posted by Billie Owens in Alabama, accidents.

One vehicle reportedly rolled over and crashed into water on the north side of the Indian reservation "where the bridge is out." The driver is out of the car and is headed to a residence at 6392 Meadville Road, south of Owen Road. Alabama Fire Department and Mercy Medic #3 are responding.

UPDATE 8:51 p.m.: The lone victim is now at the house on Meadville Road.

UPDATE 8:54 p.m.: The unoccupied vehicle is upside down in a ditch in the vicinity of Klossen and Feeder roads.

February 27, 2013 - 12:57pm
posted by Billie Owens in Le Roy, accidents.

A two-car accident with injuries is reported at routes 5 and 19. Le Roy fire and ambulance are responding.

UPDATE 12:59 p.m.: Responders not yet on the road are told to remain in quarters. Injuries, if any, are minor. The vehicles are able to be moved to the side of the road.

UPDATE 1:03 p.m.: The assignment is back in service.

February 26, 2013 - 9:26pm
posted by Billie Owens in Pavilion, accidents.

A tractor-trailer and sedan have collided at 7695 Big Tree Road, Town of Covington. Pavilion Fire Department and Mercy medics are responding. It's not yet known if the accident is blocking traffic. Mercy Flight's availability is being checked.

UPDATE 9:26 p.m.: Mercy Flight out of Batavia and Buffalo is not available due to weather conditions.

UPDATE 9:28 p.m.: The roadway is iced over heavily and it does not look like the state DOT has cleared the roads. Emergency responders are told to use extreme caution. A responder on scene reports one minor injury. The accident is partially blocking traffic. A second ambulance is called in.

UPDATE 9:35 p.m.: Southbound traffic will be stopped at routes 63 and 246. The semi-truck driver will need to be checked out. The personal vehicle had driver's side impact and the driver will need to be evaluated.

UPDATE 9:38 p.m.: The accident is deemed to be completely blocking northbound traffic.The site is near the Agrifab & Repair facility.

UPDATE 9:58 p.m.: The semi-truck driver is declining medical treatment. The second ambulance is cancelled. The driver of the sedan is being taken to UMMC.

UPDATE 10:30 p.m.: The driver of the sedan, an 18-year-old female, is being taken to UMMC with a complaint of lip pain.

UPDATE 12:40 a.m. Pavilion back in service.

February 22, 2013 - 11:07am
posted by Billie Owens in elba, accidents.

A two-car accident is reported at Quaker Hill and Lockport roads in Elba. Minor injuries. It is partially blocking traffic and fire police are requested to the scene. Elba Fire Department and Mercy medics are responding in non-emergency mode.

UPDATE 11:34 a.m.: The Elba assignment is back in service. Two patients refused medical attention. The roadway is reopened.

February 21, 2013 - 7:09pm
posted by Billie Owens in batavia, accidents.

A car struck a utility pole in the area of 4 Law St. about 10 minutes ago, causing a power outage in some parts of the city. The pole has high-tension wires and it's snapped in half. Traffic will be rerouted at Jackson and Chestnut streets and Law and Walnut streets. Unknown injuries. National Grid is notified, no ETA given. In some places, power went out and within, say, two minutes came back on again.

UPDATE 7:23 p.m.: National Grid is on scene.

UPDATE 7:31 p.m.: There were no injuries. The driver was a sign-off.

February 16, 2013 - 9:04pm
posted by Billie Owens in accidents, indian falls.

A two-car injury accident is reported at routes 5 and 77. Indian Falls Fire Department is called along with Mercy medics. Mercy Flight will not be available.

UPDATE 9:09 p.m.: Mercy Flight is not needed. National Grid is notified that an intersection light "has been knocked off the pole," although the pole is intact. The wires are low-hanging.

UPDATE 9:12 p.m.: Fire police are called for traffic control. Pembroke fire is assisting at the scene. An ambulance is requested to be expedited. Chest pain and the possibility of fractured ribs are reported.

UPDATE 9:28 p.m.: A second ambulance, from Darien, is requested to provide mutual aid.

UPDATE 9:49 p.m.: Darien is transporting a patient to UMMC.

UPDATE Sunday, 11:30 a.m.: State Police investigated the accident. Here's the information available at this time. Matthew Weatherbee, 28, allegedly ran a red light. The other driver was Joshua Phillips, 20. Both were transported to ECMC.

February 16, 2013 - 6:30pm
posted by Billie Owens in batavia, accidents.

A car is reported to have struck a tree on Oak Street, north of Main Street. There are said to be three injuries. City of Batavia Fire Department and Mercy medics are responding, along with police for traffic control.

UPDATE 6:44 p.m.: A 24-year-old female is being taken to UMMC with complaints of back and knee pain.

UPDATE 6:46 p.m.: A second Mercy rig is taking two patients to UMMC, both females. One is 55 years old and complains of right hip pain and the other bit the tip of her tongue.

February 16, 2013 - 1:39pm
posted by Billie Owens in alexander, accidents.

A rollover accident with injuries and "with heavy entrapment" is reported in the area of 3581 Spring Road in Alexander. The nearest available Mercy Flight, in Olean, is airborne. Alexander Fire Department and medics are responding.

UPDATE 1:41 p.m.: The location is at the entrance to Frey's Sand & Gravel Co. Vehicle is on its side. "We're going to need the struts and tools set up when we arrive."

UPDATE 1:44 p.m.: The extrication process is expected to be lengthy.

UPDATE 1:47 p.m.: The ETA for Mercy Flight is 20 minutes.

UPDATE 1:48 p.m.: Mercy medics are on scene.

UPDATE 2:04 p.m.: "We've almost got him out." The helicopter is nearly there.

UPDATE 2:09 p.m.: The patient has just been extricated. Mercy Flight has a three-minute ETA and Strong Memorial Hospital will be its destination once the patient is onboard.

UPDATE 2:20 p.m.: Mercy Flight has landed.

UPDATE 2:30 p.m.: Mercy Flight is headed to Strong.

UPDATE 2:33 p.m.: Alexander is back in service.

UPDATE (by Howard): Landen P. McCormick, 24, of Sandpit Road, Alexander, was driving on a gravel road cutting through farmland owned by his family when he lost control of his 2007 Dodge Ram pickup. The truck appears to have fishtailed, causing it to hit an embankment and roll up a small hill on the west side of the road. McCormick may have suffered a dislocated shoulder and was complaining of chest pain. Because of the nature of the accident and the complaint of pain, McCormick was flown to Strong by Mercy Flight as a precaution. No citations were issued. The accident was investigated by Deputy Chris Parker.

February 15, 2013 - 4:16pm
posted by Billie Owens in Oakfield, accidents.

A motor-vehicle accident is reported at Macomber and Batavia Oakfield Town Line Road in Oakfield Alabama. There is one injury and the person is inside the vehicle, alert and conscious. Oakfield Fire Department and Mercy medics are responding. Law enforcement is on scene.

UPDATE 4:17 p.m.: It's actually in Alabama's fire district. Oakfield was called first however, and asks for Alabama to provide fire police for traffic control.

UPDATE 4:19 p.m.: One patient will need transport to a hospital, two others will be sign-offs.

UPDATE 4:41 p.m.: Alabama is opening up the roadway and returning to service, along with Oakfield. One person is being taken to UMMC.

February 13, 2013 - 6:56pm
posted by Billie Owens in Le Roy, accidents.

A motor-vehicle accident with injuries is reported at Route 19 and Selden Road in Le Roy. Traffic is being shut down on Route 19 at Parmalee and Randall / North Street roads. Mercy Flight is not available, if it is deemed needed. Le Roy fire and ambulance are responding and an ambulance from Bergen is requested for mutual aid.

UPDATE 6:59 p.m.: Medics are told to proceed in non-emergency mode.

UPDATE 7:03 p.m.: Bergen is told to go back in service.

UPDATE 7:22 p.m.: Shortly, northbound traffic will be allowed to proceed.

UPDATE 7:47 p.m.: One patient was taken by Le Roy to Strong Memorial Hospital.

UPDATE: Reader submitted photos:

February 11, 2013 - 2:41pm
posted by Billie Owens in accidents, bergen.

A motor-vehicle accident with minor injuries is reported at 7227 S. Lake Road. Bergen Fire Department and Mercy medics are responding.

UPDATE 2:47 p.m.: Fire police will shut down one lane of traffic. Only one vehicle is involved.

UPDATE 2:51 p.m.: The patient is a female who is conscious and alert.

UPDATE 3:10 p.m.: All traffic will be briefly shut down on the roadway so the ambulance can turn around and head to Lakeside Memorial Hospital in Brockport.

UPDATE 3:14 p.m.: One lane of traffic is open, with traffic police again alternating the flow. A National Grid pole was struck at the base but is not broken; the company will be notified.

UPDATE 3:17 p.m.: Bergen is back in service. The roadway is being reopened. A deputy will remain on scene until the vehicle is towed

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