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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.

May 30, 2013 - 11:49am
posted by Billie Owens in pembroke, accidents, indian falls.

A two-car accident is reported at Alleghany and Gabbey roads. It is not blocking traffic. Pembroke and Indian Falls fire departments and Mercy medics are responding. An officer on scene reports there is one patient who is shaken up but seems otherwise OK and will probably be a sign-off.

UPDATE 12:11 p.m.: The responders are back in service.

May 29, 2013 - 6:57pm
posted by Billie Owens in batavia, accidents.

A two vehicle rollover accident is reported in the area of 9084 Creek Road. Town of Batavia Fire Department and Mercy medics are responding. One vehicle is in a field on its roof and its driver is a female who has an arm injury and is trapped inside. Mercy Flight is called to the scene. The location is between Dorman Road and Lehigh Avenue.

UPDATE 7:05 p.m.: Mercy Flight has landed. A black Labrador retriever was inside the vehicle that rolled over and subsequently ran away, says a responder, so if calls come in about a black lab running loose in the area it could very well be that dog.

UPDATE 7:30 p.m.: The woman has been extricated.

UPDATE 7:41 p.m.: Mercy Flight is airborne; destination unspecified.

UPDATE 8:07 p.m.: The Town of Batavia assignment is back in service. It appeared to those on scene that Mercy Flight headed to Strong Memorial Hospital. The driver of the other vehicle was apparently not injured.

May 28, 2013 - 11:56am
posted by Billie Owens in pembroke, accidents.

A motor-vehicle accident with injuries is reported at Route 5 and Lake Road in the Town of Pembroke. Pembroke and Indian Falls fire departments, Mercy medics and law enforcement is responding.

UPDATE 11:57 a.m.: A male driver complains of a chest injury and there was air bag deployment on one of the two vehicles involved. Mercy medics are told to "back it down."

UPDATE 12:20 p.m.: The Pembroke and Indian Falls assignment is back in service.

May 27, 2013 - 4:53pm
posted by Billie Owens in Darien, accidents.

A vehicle struck a natural gas meter in front of a residence at 1129 Reynolds Road in Darien. There are no injuries. The gas meter is leaking. The residents have evacuated and National Fuel has about a 20-minute ETA. Darien Fire Department is responding.

UPDATE 4:56 p.m.: A responder on scene says "It's a pretty good hit -- a line they took off." He's told winds are northeast at 5 mph.

UPDATE 5:35 p.m.: National Fuel is on scene. Darien is back in service.

May 27, 2013 - 4:22pm
posted by Billie Owens in Stafford, accidents.

A motorcycle accident is reported in the 6000 block of East Bethany - Le Roy Road. The driver is conscious and alert, but lying on the ground complaining of shoulder pain. Stafford Fire Department and Mercy medics are responding.

UPDATE 4:42 p.m.: Mercy Flight is called to the scene.

UPDATE 4:55 p.m.: Westbound traffic is shut down.

UPDATE 5:08 p.m.: Mercy Flight is airborne and headed to Strong Memorial Hospital.

UPDATE 5:11 p.m.: The road is reopened. The Stafford assignment is back in service.

May 26, 2013 - 11:38am
posted by Billie Owens in elba, accidents.

A one-vehicle rollover accident is reported at 4040 Maltby Road in Elba, east of Weatherwax Road. The driver is out of the vehicle. Elba fire and Mercy medics are responding.

UPDATE 11:57 a.m.: The Elba assignment is back in service.

UPDATE 12:03 p.m.: Mercy is transporting an 18-year-old male to UMMC for evaluation.

May 24, 2013 - 3:39pm
posted by Billie Owens in batavia, accidents.

A two-car accident with minor injuries is reported near the intersection of Ellicott and Court streets in the city. Mercy medics and the fire department are responding. Police are on scene. The people involved are out and walking around, according to a responder.

UPDATE 3:48 p.m.: One person needed to be evaluated for possible injury, and that turned out to be a sign-off. Mercy and city fire are back in service.

May 20, 2013 - 11:23am
posted by Billie Owens in batavia, accidents.

Somebody's vehicle hit a tree on Jefferson Avenue in the city by Wendy's and Tim Horton's and the tree is said to be hanging at a 45-degree angle over the roadway.

UPDATE 11:31 a.m.: It is believed that a large commercial truck that was parked in the area damaged the tree when it left and a police officer is requested to the scene.

UPDATE 11:27 a.m. (by Howard): The tree would have been planted about 2004. It would have been about two inches in diameter at the time. It's now four or five inches and would cost from $400 to $500 to replace with a tree of the same size, according to the county Department of Public Works.

May 20, 2013 - 11:03am
posted by Billie Owens in batavia, accidents.

A rollover accident is reported on the westbound Thruway at mile marker 386.4. Town of Batavia Fire Department and Mercy medics are responding.

UPDATE 11:09 a.m.: There's one patient, the driver, who is out of the vehicle and walking around, according to a medic on scene. Only one vehicle is involved and it is partially blocking a lane of traffic. It was towing a trailer and landed on its side.

UPDATE 11:12 a.m.: The male driver will be a sign-off. Responders are directing traffic around the accident.

UPDATE 11:16 a.m.: The vehicle is a pickup truck that is "drip, drip, dripping" diesel fuel and asorbant materials will be used to clean it up.

May 18, 2013 - 7:49pm
posted by Billie Owens in accidents.

A motor-vehicle accident with injury is reported on the eastbound Thruway at mile marker 386. Mercy medics are responding.

UPDATE 8:30 p.m.: A male is being taken to UMMC for evaluation, with no complaints of pain. This was a car / deer accident.

May 18, 2013 - 1:29pm
posted by Billie Owens in pembroke, accidents, indian falls.

A two-car accident is reported at Akron and Alleghany roads. It is blocking traffic. Pembroke and Indian Falls fire departments and medics are responding. Fire Police are at the scene handling traffic. One person has a minor chest injury.

May 17, 2013 - 6:49pm
posted by Billie Owens in Pavilion, accidents, Texaco Town.

A car and tractor-trailer accident is reported at routes 63 and 20, Texaco Town. The driver of the semi reportedly suffered "seizure-like activity" but is now "up and walking." The accident is blocking traffic. Pavilion Fire Department is responding for traffic control, along with Mercy medics. Law enforcement is on scene. The driver of the car is OK.

UPDATE 6:53 p.m.: The semi is a "heavy wrecker" partially in the ditch. It can probably be driven away once it's pulled out of the ditch, but the current driver will not likely be able to do that. The turning lane is blocked and traffic is backing up.

UPDATE 7:22 p.m.: Pavilion assignment is back in service.

UPDATE 8:27 p.m.: The roads are reopened.

May 17, 2013 - 4:22pm
posted by Billie Owens in pembroke, accidents.

A 6-year-old girl has been hit by a car in Pembroke on Galloway Road, near Slusher. Mercy Flight out of Batavia is responding, along with Mercy medics and East Pembroke Fire Department.

UPDATE 4:33 p.m.: Mercy Flight has landed.

UPDATE 4:41 p.m.: Mercy Flight is airborne and headed to Women and Children's Hospital in Buffalo.

UPDATE 4:54 p.m.: All responders are back in service.

May 17, 2013 - 8:08am
posted by Billie Owens in Pavilion, Bethany, accidents.

A one-vehicle rollover accident with injuries is reported at 5491 Broadway Road. Bethany Fire Department and Mercy medics are responding. The driver has "head and neck pain." The pickup truck's fuel spilled. One lane of traffic is blocked. The accident occurred "on the east side of the hill," near a "dip in the road where the viaduct is." Pavilion Fire Police are also called. A responder says it may be possible to have the other lane remain open.

UPDATE 8:16 a.m.: The vehicle involved is a four-wheel drive Ford F-250 with ag plates.

UPDATE 8:25 a.m.: They are alternating the traffic flow. A flatbed tow is called.

UPDATE 8:52 a.m.: Bethany assignment back in service.

May 16, 2013 - 1:44pm
posted by Billie Owens in Pavilion, accidents.

A car accident is reported at Route 20 and Linwood Road. An 81-year-old female is said to have a minor head injury and arm pain. State Police are on scene and Mercy medics and Pavilion Fire Department are responding.

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