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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

February 8, 2013 - 2:19pm
posted by Billie Owens in pembroke, east pembroke, accidents.

A motor-vehicle accident, unknown injuries, is reported in Pembroke at Main and Boyce roads. It's in East Pembroke Fire District and they are responding along with Mercy medics. The accident took down a pole with live lines across Route 5 and it is blocking traffic. Traffic police will be needed and are called to routes 5 and 77.

UPDATE 2:20 p.m.: They will shut down Route 5 at Indian Falls Road. Responders are told to use caution as the pavement is very slippery. National Grid is notified.

UPDATE 2:23 p.m.: There are injuries, no other details yet.

UPDATE 2:35 p.m.: Only local traffic (residents) will be permitted on Cleveland Road. They are going to close Cleveland Road at Indian Falls Road.

UPDATE 2:53 p.m.: A National Grid rep is now on scene.

UPDATE 2:56 p.m.: National Grid estimates it will be about an hour before they can send out a work crew to remove the wires, etc., from the roadway.

UPDATE 3:10 p.m.: Because of the hazardous road conditions, Boyce and Route 33 is being closed to all but local traffic.

UPDATE 3:54 p.m.: National Grid workers are at the scene so roads can be reopened when they are finished clearing the pole and wires.

February 8, 2013 - 2:07pm
posted by Billie Owens in corfu, accidents.

A car struck a tree at 9396 Snipery Road and an occupant reportedly suffered a minor hip injury, which "will probably be a sign-off." Corfu Fire Department and Mercy medics are responding.

UPDATE 2:10 p.m.: Corfu has cancelled the response of Mercy medics.

UPDATE 2:45 p.m.: The Corfu assignment is back in service.

UPDATE 3:07 p.m.: Mercy medics are inbound to UMMC with a 29-year-old female who complains of right hip pain.

February 2, 2013 - 2:03pm
posted by Billie Owens in pembroke, accidents.

A car is well off the roadway and a utility pole is sheared off following an accident at the S-curve in the area of 611 Knapp Road. The vehicle has several occupants, but injuries, if any, are believed to be minor. There are guide wires, which are attached to the broken pole, across the roadway. Pembroke Fire Department is responding along with Mercy medics.

January 29, 2013 - 7:44pm
posted by Billie Owens in batavia, accidents.

A motor-vehicle accident is reported at West Main Street and Lewiston Road. Town of Batavia Fire Department is called to respond along with Mercy medics.

UPDATE 7:45 p.m.: There was air bag deployment on one vehicle. Two injuries are reported -- one person with a head injury and another with lower leg pain.

UPDATE 8:02 p.m.: An adult female who suffered "a whack on the top of the head" has arrived at UMMC along with a 14-year-old who has knee pain. The accident was a "low speed" incident.

January 28, 2013 - 6:38pm
posted by Billie Owens in batavia, accidents.

A motor-vehicle accident with injuries is reported on Stephen R. Hawley Drive. The location is midway between Bank Street Road and Batavia-Stafford Town Line Road. Mercy medics, Town of Batavia Fire Department and Sheriff's deputies are responding.

UPDATE 6:42 p.m. : A second ambulance is requested. There are three patients.

UPDATE 6:45 p.m.: Traffic flow will be handled alternately, with one direction at a time being allowed to proceed.

UPDATE 7:01 p.m.: An 18-year-old female is being transported to UMMC with complaints of neck pain.

UPDATE 7:05 p.m.: The two remaining patients just arrived at UMMC via Mercy BLS #2. The driver says they were involved "in a minor fender-bender." No other details provided.

UPDATE 7:11 p.m.: Town of Batavia fire is back in service.

January 27, 2013 - 1:44pm
posted by Billie Owens in batavia, accidents.

A motor-vehicle accident with unknown injuries is reported in front of Godwin Pumps, located at 8039 Oak Orchard Road (Route 98), and West Saile Drive. Town of Batavia Fire Department is responding.

UPDATE 1:45 p.m.: A responder on scene says "traffic's a mess" and calls for back up for traffic control. She also calls for medics to expedite and says she has two people injured, one of whom "is about to pass out." Two flatbed tows are called ASAP, both are blocking the roadway.

UPDATE 1:54 p.m.: One vehicle is on the west shoulder of the road, the other is in the middle of the road. State Police have southbound Route 98 shut down and Fire Police are going to shut down westbound West Saile Drive. "Looks like everybody's out" says a responder of the vehicles' occupants.

UPDATE 1:58 p.m.: A second Mercy rig is called, emergency mode.

UPDATE 2:10 p.m.: One person is being transported to Strong Memorial Hospital.

UPDATE 2:29 p.m.: A 5-year-old boy is the patient being taken to Strong, reportedly for simply evaluation. It is possible his mother, the driver, is being transported there as well, but that was not confirmed. The two people in the other vehicle were taken to UMMC, one is a female and the other is a 21-year-old male. The roadways are reopened and the Town of Batavia Fire Department is back in service.

UPDATE (by Howard): According to Trooper Frank Velletta, the silver vehicle, driven by a woman from Medina, was pulled over to the side of the road for some reason and then pulled out into traffic to execute a U-turn. The silver car was T-boned by the SUV. 

January 24, 2013 - 8:15pm
posted by Billie Owens in Alabama, accidents.

A pregnant female has possibly suffered a minor injury in a motor-vehicle accident in the area of 1046 Bloomingdale Road in Alabama. Mercy medics are responding.

UPDATE 8:44 p.m.: The responders were advised to proceed in non-emergency mode for a possible sign-off.




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