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July 17, 2013 - 10:20pm
posted by Billie Owens in batavia, accidents.

A one-car accident is reported at South Spruce and Main streets in the city of Batavia. The vehicle struck a tree and is within 15 feet of a residence. City firefighters are responding along with Mercy medics. Batavia PD are on scene to help with traffic control.

UPDATE 11:20 p.m. (by Howard): Police say the driver of the car was eastbound on East Main Street when for an unknown reason, her car left the roadway and struck the curb and then drove across the front lawn of 534 E. Main St., and through the side yard on the east side of the house. The car went through the back yard and then turned northbound in the side yard on the South Spruce-side of the house. It then struck a tree and caught on fire. Both occupants were out of the car when police arrived. The driver was transported to UMMC with complaints of neck and back pain. The male passenger was unhurt. Nobody else was hurt. Police say the investigation is continuing and it's unknown if drugs or alcohol were a factor.

Top photo: Sparks and water fly as city firefighters use a radial saw to cut the hood off the car.  Second photo: Firefighters inspect the engine compartment after removing the hood. Third photo: A bike with a bent front tire that police said was ejected from the trunk of the car when the car struck the tree.

July 17, 2013 - 2:14pm
posted by Billie Owens in Oakfield, accidents.

A car struck a pole then careened into a field at 3684 Lockport Road, near Fisher Road. Injuries are reported. Oakfield fire is responding, along with medics and a Sheriff's deputy.

UPDATE 2:50 p.m.: An 18-year-old male is being transported to UMMC and complains of right hand pain.

July 16, 2013 - 7:52pm
posted by Billie Owens in Le Roy, accidents.

A non-injury accident at Routes 5 and 19 in Le Roy is blocking traffic, and at the request of state troopers, Le Roy fire police are called to shut down traffic at Lake and Bacon streets and at Clay and Myrtle streets.

UPDATE: Photo submitted by Andre J. Carmel Jr.

July 15, 2013 - 6:21pm
posted by Billie Owens in crime, Le Roy, accidents.

Police are looking for a man that allegedly left the scene of an accident on Harris Road in Le Roy. He is walking and described as a heavy-set white male, 6-feet tall, wearing a striped shirt and shorts.

UPDATE 7:01 p.m.: The roadway had been closed, but is now reopened. Law enforcement is waiting for National Grid because wires were torn down.

July 14, 2013 - 8:25am
posted by Billie Owens in Alabama, accidents.

A car crashed into a tree in Alabama and the elderly female driver reportedly has a back injury and is unable to move but is conscious and alert. Alabama Fire's Engine #1 is responding along with Mercy medics. The location is 7495 Maple St. across from Ledge Road.

UPDATE 8:45 a.m.: The patient is being transported to Strong Memorial Hospital.

UPDATE 9:39 a.m.: The Alabama assignment is back in service.

July 9, 2013 - 11:41am
posted by Billie Owens in batavia, accidents.

A three-car accident is blocking traffic in front of the jail on Main Street. No injuries are reported. Batavia PD is responding.

July 8, 2013 - 9:19pm
posted by Billie Owens in batavia, accidents.

A car versus bicyclist accident with minor injuries is reported in the Clor's Meat Market parking lot at Lewiston and West Main Street roads. Law enforcement is on scene along with Mercy medics and the Town of Batavia Fire Department is responding.

July 4, 2013 - 5:59pm
posted by Billie Owens in batavia, accidents.

A motor-vehicle accident is reported, unknown injuries, in the City of Batavia on East Avenue between Columbia and Vine streets. A moving Pontiac was hit along with a utility pole, causing the transformer to explode at 19 East Ave. The roadway is not passable and three National Grid trucks are on location. City fire and Mercy medics are on scene.

UPDATE 6:18 p.m.: A responder says power is out in the vicinity of the accident, including UMMC, which is activating its back-up generator immediately. "They gonna get my house, too, or just the hospital?" asks a dispatcher. Response: "You'll have to wait, Dan." Then the dispatch guy sighs in resignation ''ghsss...OK."

UPDATE 8:32 p.m.: Press release from Batavia PD:

The Batavia Police are investigating a two-car property damage motor vehicle accident. An eastbound pickup truck drifted into the westbound lane and side swiped a westbound vehicle on East Avenue. The pickup truck then struck a utility pole at the intersection, breaking the pole in two. Power was knocked out to approximately 2,600 customers, but was quickly restored by National Grid crews who were working in the area. The operator of the truck indicated he took his eyes off the road when some items fell onto the floor of his moving vehicle. The operator was cited for failure to keep right. The roadway will remain closed while the pole is being replaced by National Grid.

July 2, 2013 - 1:52pm
posted by Billie Owens in batavia, accidents.

A car versus tractor-trailer accident is reported on Route 63 north of the Thruway overpass. It's a rear-ender and both vehicles are on the shoulder of the roadway. Initially it was said to be partially blocking traffic. There is entrapment and extrication equipment will be needed. Town of Batavia Fire Department is responding. There are three injured persons and three Mercy rigs are requested. Law enforcement is on scene.

UPDATE 1:54 p.m.: Mercy Flight is called to the scene with a five-minute ETA. Because a third Mercy rig is not available, mutual aid is requested from Byron, which is sending an ambulance. A pumper from Town of Oakfield Fire Department is called in.

UPDATE 2:04 p.m.: A third Mercy rig is now available, so Byron is back in service. There is more than one person trapped.

UPDATE 2:06 p.m.: Mercy Flight has landed and Fire Police are controlling traffic.

UPDATE 2:16 p.m.: Two ambulances are taking patients to Erie County Medical Center.

UPDATE 2:20 p.m.: A patient has been extricated.

UPDATE 2:33 p.m.: The third ambulance at the scene is back in service, no word on a patient.

UPDATE 2:36 p.m.: The Oakfield pumper is back in service. The truck, which is smashed into the back of the semi, is still "somewhat attached" and after it is detached, will require a flatbed tow. The road is open.

UPDATE 2:48 p.m.: Mercy Flight left awhile ago and flew to ECMC. Town of Batavia is back in service.

July 1, 2013 - 1:45pm
posted by Billie Owens in Le Roy, accidents.

A two-car accident is blocking traffic at Route 5 near East Bethany -- Le Roy Townline Road. Le Roy fire and ambulance is responding.

UPDATE 2:15 p.m.: The road is clear and the assignment is back in service.

July 1, 2013 - 11:31am
posted by Billie Owens in south byron, accidents.

A motor-vehicle accident is reported at Byron Elba Townline Road and Byron Road. A 68-year-old female is complaining of chest pain and nausea. South Byron firefighters are responding along with Mercy medics.

UPDATE 12:07 p.m.: South Byron is back in service.

June 25, 2013 - 5:10pm
posted by Billie Owens in batavia, accidents.

An accident with injuries is reported in front of the Arby's restaurant on West Main Street in the City of Batavia. City firefighters and Mercy medics are on location.

UPDATE 5:18 p.m.: The city fire assignment is back in service and Mercy medics will handle the sign-offs for the three people involved.

UPDATE 5:20 p.m.: The Mercy unit is back in service.

June 24, 2013 - 8:08pm
posted by Billie Owens in pembroke, east pembroke, accidents.

A motorcycle accident with injuries is reported at Brown and Simonds roads. The rider is conscious and alert but the bike is on top of him. Mercy Flight is on air standby. East Pembroke Fire Department and Mercy medics are responding.

The subject is fully outfitted for riding. He's in water, his head is not.

UPDATE 8:15 p.m.: Mercy Flight was called to the scene and has landed.

UPDATE 8:19 p.m.: The patient, who landed in a ditch, is now onboard the helicopter.

UPDATE 8:22 p.m.: Mercy Flight is airborne, but we don't know its destination.

UPDATE 8:35 p.m.: The East Pembroke assignment is back in service.

June 19, 2013 - 1:40pm
posted by Billie Owens in Pavilion, accidents.

Pavilion Fire Department and medics are responding to an accident in Wyoming County at Route 63 and Boyd Road. The southbound lane is closed and the accident is blocking traffic. The driver is complaining of back pain and two infants will need to be evaluated.

UPDATE 2:28 p.m.: The road is reopened and the Pavilion assignment is back in service.

June 17, 2013 - 5:47pm
posted by Billie Owens in Bethany, accidents, little canada.

A tractor-trailer is reportedly jackknifed in the roadway at Fargo and Little Canada roads. It is blocking traffic, but there are no injuries. Bethany Fire Department is responding.

UPDATE 5:49 p.m.: A responder at the scene says the roads are open. The vehicle involved is a pickup that was towing a farm tractor.

UPDATE 5:51 p.m.: "They are just now getting the tractor up and out."

June 17, 2013 - 3:05pm
posted by Billie Owens in Le Roy, accidents.

A two-car accident with injuries is reported in front of the Mobile Gas Station at 13 Lake St., Le Roy. Le Roy Fire and Ambulance Service are responding.

UPDATE 3:06 p.m.: The fire chief is on scene.

UPDATE 3:07 p.m.: The chief tells the fire crew to stand down. Medics arrived.

UPDATE 3:10 p.m.: The patient was a sign-off. The assignment is back in service.

June 16, 2013 - 11:30am
posted by Billie Owens in Stafford, accidents.

A pickup truck crashed into a house. No one is injured. We didn't catch the address, but think it occurred in Stafford. A Sheriff's deputy is on scene. The house is not badly damaged. They are going to check the inside to make sure it's safe.

UPDATE 11:40 a.m.: Stafford Rescue also responded and is now leaving the scene.

June 7, 2013 - 3:57pm
posted by Billie Owens in pembroke, east pembroke, accidents, indian fall.

A tractor-trailer is leaking a significant amount of diesel fuel at the travel service center in Pembroke, located at 8319 Indian Falls Road.

Also, a portion of the disabled vehicle's drive shaft fell off in an eastbound lane of the Thruway near mile marker 398.7. State Troopers are on scene and it has been removed, but three vehicles are damaged after striking it. There's fuel covering the roadway in that area "as far as I can see" says an officer at the scene.

The East Pembroke fire chief is asking for absorbant material and foam for the fuel spill at the travel center.

"We're going to need a lot of speed dry. It's pouring out like a water hose."

There's a four-inch rip in the truck's gas tank and is gushing so much it's covering the parking lot and is now pouring into the drainage and sewer system.

The state Department of Environmental Conservation is being called out, along with the county Emergency Management Department's Haz-Mat team, and the state Department of Transportation.

Firefighters report being all out of speedy dry at the East Pembroke Fire Hall and will call on the Town of Batavia Fire Department for some. Pembroke and Indian Falls fire departments are called to the travel center to provide mutual aid.

About 120 gallons of fuel has leaked and it's still gushing. The tank was full and now it's down to an eighth of a tank. At least a truckload of absorbant materials is needed. A boom is going to be used to try and prevent any more flow from going into the drainage system.

UPDATE 4:15 p.m.: When asked how the spill was, a firefighter said "It's come down a lot -- either that or she's almost out of fuel."

UPDATE 5:19 p.m.: The East Pembroke chief says fire crews cleaned up as much of the spill as they could and the remainder of it will be handled by the Thruway Authority and the DEC. Fire crews which responded are back in service, including Corfu, which was standing by in its quarters.

June 7, 2013 - 3:11pm
posted by Billie Owens in Pavilion, accidents.

A two-car accident with injuries is reported at Route 19 and Cato Street in Pavilion. Pavilion Fire Department and Mercy medics are responding.

UPDATE 3:14 p.m.: One vehicle is blocking the roadway.

UPDATE 3:36 p.m.: One person was a sign-off; another was transported to Strong Memorial Hospital. The Pavilion assignment is back in service.

May 30, 2013 - 5:46pm
posted by Billie Owens in Le Roy, accidents.

A motorcyclist struck a tree and is seriously injured at 8116 Oatka Trail Road. Le Roy Fire Department and Ambulance Service are responding. The rider is unconscious but breathing. The location is between Gully and Circular Hill roads, in front of the sign for a public fishing area. Le Roy Fire Police are asked to shut down traffic on Oatka Trail between Circular Hill and Hubbard. Mercy Flight is on ground standby.

UPDATE 5:48 p.m.: Mercy Flight is cancelled.

UPDATE 6:01 p.m.: The patient is being taken to Strong Memorial Hospital by Le Roy Ambulance. Le Roy fire is back in service.

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