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April 27, 2013 - 4:54pm
posted by Billie Owens in batavia, accidents.

A motor-vehicle accident is reported in front of Batavia Downs on Park Road. A woman is said to have a neck injury. Two Mercy medics are dispatched along with Town of Batavia Fire Department.

UPDATE 5:15 p.m.: Town of Batavia back in service.

April 27, 2013 - 4:38pm
posted by Billie Owens in batavia, accidents.

A tractor-trailer has jackknifed on Lewiston Road, near the Thruway. Traffic is completely blocked in both directions. Town of Batavia Fire Department is responding non-emergency. The roadway will be shut down at Route 63 and Galloway Road.

April 27, 2013 - 4:22pm
posted by Billie Owens in east pembroke, accidents.

The Emergency Dispatch Center has received a couple of calls reporting a big balloon of some sort crashed into the trees off Pratt Road, east of Powers Road, by the Thruway, and in the woods.

The contraption is hung up in the trees. It's unknown if occupied. East Pembroke Fire Department is responding, along with Mercy medics as a precaution. Mercy Flight is also put on standby.

A responder on scene said he saw the balloon come down pretty fast and it looked liked a "roll of toilet paper coming down."

UPDATE 4:24 p.m.: Witnesses at the scene say no one is in the thing, which is said to be a weather balloon. East Pembroke and medics are put back in service.

UPDATE 4:29 p.m.: The weather service in Buffalo told dispatchers these types of balloons are put up every 12 hours, every day. This one apparently fell short due to a lack of wind. The white object seen falling from it is thought to be its instrument box. Responders say they haven't located it and think it might be in the swamp. If it's found it will be sent back to Buffalo. The weather service doesn't want the damaged balloon back, just the instrument box.

UPDATE Monday, April 29: This wasn't a weather balloon after all. It is a "crop blanket" from a nearby farm. The farmer told authorities that he had put it over his crop on Friday and on Saturday half of it tore off and blew away. Intact, the crop blanket measured 250 feet by 50 feet.

April 27, 2013 - 3:14pm
posted by Billie Owens in Alabama, accidents.

Two cars and a motorcycle have crashed at 649 Bloomingdale Road, Basom. There are injuries and at least one person has serious injuries. Alabama Fire Department and Mercy medics are responding and Mercy Flight is on notice.

UPDATE 3:17 p.m.: Mercy Flight is called to the scene. Akron Fire Police are called to shut down traffic at Bloomingdale and Sand Hill roads. People are trapped. Extraction equipment needed. Three ambulances are called. Indian Falls rescue called, too.

UPDATE 3:20 p.m.: A second helicopter called to the scene. Bloomingdale at Poodry Road is shut down. Paw Smokes is to be the landing zone.

UPDATE 3:29 p.m.: One patient has been extracted.

UPDATE 3:32 p.m.: The second helicopter has an 11-minute ETA.

UPDATE 3:34 p.m.: Pembroke was called as well and is now on scene.

UPDATE 3:40 p.m.: Six Several people were trapped. Only one still needs to be extracted.

UPDATE 3:45 p.m.: All patients have been extricated.

UPDATE 4:01 p.m.: All patients requiring transport to hospitals are en route. The helicopters and medicshave left the scene. One patient was taken to Lockport, three to Erie County Medical Center, and one to "Children's Hospital."

UPDATE 4:08 p.m.: The Pembroke and Indian Falls assignment is back in service.

UPDATE 4:40 p.m.: Earlier, an official at the scene told Howard it appears that a small white sedan was traveling eastbound on Bloomingdale Road and a motorcyclist was traveling behind it. A minivan was headed westbound. For unknown reasons, the white sedan crossed the center line and hit the minivan head on. The motorcycle got tangled up in the crash and the rider had to lay his bike down. The driver and front passenger of the white sedan were transported via the Mercy Flight helicopters. A third occupant, who was riding in the sedan's back seat, was transported via ambulance. The motorcyclist and the driver of the minivan were also taken to hospitals in ambulances.

UPDATE 5 p.m.: Alabama is back in service. The road is being reopened.

April 27, 2013 - 10:23am
posted by Billie Owens in pembroke, east pembroke, accidents.

A two-car, head-on collision is reported in the area of 8419 Indian Falls Road, north of Pratt Road. Mercy Flight out of Batavia is apprised and available. East Pembroke Fire Department and two Mercy Medic units are responding.

UPDATE 10:24 a.m.: A responder on scene reports the vehicles are well off the roadway, not blocking, and the occupants claim no injuries. Medics will continue in order to evaluate.

April 18, 2013 - 9:21pm
posted by Billie Owens in batavia, accidents.

A one-car accident with injuries is reported at Law and Chestnut streets. City fire, police and Mercy medics are responding. This is at a sharp curve in the roadway.

UPDATE 9:59 p.m.: The scene is clear. The woman driver did not appear to suffer any serious injury. She may have had a medical injury prior to the accident. A utility pole was badly damaged and National Grid was on scene.

April 17, 2013 - 2:43pm
posted by Billie Owens in batavia, accidents.

A white-haired man estimated to be in his 70s was struck be a vehicle within the last half hour in front of Burger King on West Main Street in the city. But he got up and walked away from the scene.

City firefighters went to the location and could not find him, so they returned to quarters. City police scoured the area of Oak and Main and found him in front of Parise's Automotive & Towing. A medic was sent to check him out. Police are back in service.

UPDATE 2:49 p.m.: Mercy medics are transporting the 71-year-old pedestrian to UMMC. He was "lightly struck" by a vehicle and is complaining of left knee pain.

April 10, 2013 - 1:00pm
posted by Billie Owens in Pavilion, accidents.

A car rear-ended a tractor-trailer at the intersection of routes 63 and 20 -- Texaco Town. There are minor injuries and no entrapment. But the car, with Connecticut plates, is pinned underneath the semi, according to a Sheriff's deputy on scene. Pavilion Fire Department and Mercy medics are responding.

UPDATE 1:28 p.m.: The Pavilion assignment is back in service.

April 9, 2013 - 8:38pm
posted by Billie Owens in batavia, accidents.

A car plowed into a parked vehicle at East Main Street Road and Broadlawn Avenue in the Town of Batavia. The volunteer fire department and Sheriff's deputies are responding. A Mercy medic on scene reports no injuries.

UPDATE 8:39 p.m.: Town of Batavia Fire Department is told to return to quarters and is now in service.

April 8, 2013 - 12:14pm
posted by Billie Owens in batavia, accidents.

A disabled tractor-trailer is blocking traffic in the city at Ellicott and Evans streets. Police are on scene.

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.

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