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August 30, 2014 - 7:54am
posted by Billie Owens in byron, accidents.

A one-vehicle rollover accident with entrapment is reported at Route 262 and Bank Street Road.

Byron and South Byron fire departments and Mercy medics are responding. Mercy Flight is on ground standby.

UPDATE 7:58 a.m.: The driver managed to get out of the vehicle. There is no need for Mercy Flight; the standby is canceled.

UPDATE 8:02 a.m.: Command says responders heading to the scene can come in non-emergency mode. A flatbed tow is called. The vehicle is on its roof about 40 feet off the roadway. It is reported that the accident occurred at about 4:30 a.m..

UPDATE 8:06 a.m.: Command put Mercy medics back in service.

UPDATE 8:46 a.m.: South Byron back in service.

August 28, 2014 - 1:26pm
posted by Billie Owens in Bethany, Stafford, accidents.

A semi-truck and car collided at 6071 Ellicott Street Road. There are no injuries reported, but it is blocking traffic and fluids are leaking. Stafford and Bethany fire departments are responding.

August 26, 2014 - 9:39am
posted by Billie Owens in Le Roy, accidents.

A tractor-trailer accident is reported at 8745 Lake Street Road in Le Roy, in front of Dr. Vladimir Gaspar's office. It is blocking the roadway and several wires were pulled down. Le Roy fire and medics are responding. National Grid has been advised, no ETA given.

UPDATE 10:53 a.m.: The Le Roy assignment is back in service.

UPDATE: Both doctor Gaspar's office and Urgent Care will beclosed for the remainer of the day so repairs can be completed of the damaged electrical lines.

August 22, 2014 - 3:56pm
posted by Billie Owens in batavia, accidents.

A motor-vehicle accident with minor injuries is reported in front of 20 S. Main St. City fire and Mercy medics are responding. Fluids are leaking. The location is between Pearl and Walnut streets.

August 18, 2014 - 7:43pm
posted by Billie Owens in pembroke, accidents.

The Genesee County Sheriff’s Office has released the names of those involved in an ATV crash that sent four to the hospital late Sunday night.

Just after 11 p.m. Sunday, two ATVs – each carrying a passenger -- collided on Route 5 in the Town of Pembroke. Deputies say the two ATVs were riding eastbound, side-by-side, near Cleveland Road when the collision occurred, ejecting all four riders.

The driver of the first ATV, 26-year-old Charles Chatley, of Kilian Road, Pembroke, allegedly crashed into the second ATV, causing his vehicle to flip. He is the second assistant chief of the East Pembroke Fire Department.

His passenger, 26-year-old Kristina Rumble, was taken to ECMC by Mercy Flight. 

The driver of the second ATV was 35-year-old Stephen Smelski, who is East Pembroke fire's first assistant chief and a dispatcher for Genesee County Emergency Dispatch Center. Contrary to other reports, he was NOT transported by Mercy Flight.

Stephen Smelski's passenger, 37-year-old Brenda Smelski, and Chatley were taken to ECMC by ambulance.

The Sheriff’s Office says charges are pending.

CORRECTION: The story changed to correct passenger names.

August 18, 2014 - 1:23pm
posted by Billie Owens in batavia, east pembroke, accidents.

A town tractor that was mowing rolled over into a ditch on Rose Road near Wortendyke Road. The rider has minor injuries. The tractor was, or is, smoking. East Pembroke and Town of Batavia fire departments are responding along with Mercy medics.

UPDATE 1:24 p.m.: A responder reports the tractor is no longer smoking and the rider is up and walking around.

UPDATE 1:26 p.m.: Mutual aid from Town of Batavia is cancelled.

UPDATE 1:46 p.m.: The East Pembroke assignment is back in service. The rider was transported to UMMC.

UPDATE 2:16 p.m.: Law enforcement at the scene reports the tractor has been removed from the roadway.

August 16, 2014 - 11:26am
posted by Billie Owens in east pembroke, accidents.

A two-car accident, unknown injuries, is reported on the westbound Thruway at mile marker 399.1. East Pembroke fire and Mercy medics are responding.

August 10, 2014 - 7:53pm
posted by Billie Owens in batavia, accidents.

A motorcycle wreck with injuries is reported at the Batavia off-ramp of the westbound Thruway. Town of Batavia fire and Mercy medics are responding.

UPDATE 7:55 p.m.: A responder on scene reports minor injuries.

August 10, 2014 - 7:36pm
posted by Billie Owens in Darien, accidents.

A motorcycle accident is reported on Colby Road just south of Sumner Road. There are injuries and Mercy Flight #8 from Buffalo is called to the scene. Darien fire will be establishing a landing zone nearby.

UPDATE 7:47 p.m.: Mercy Flight has landed.

UPDATE 8:04 p.m.: Mercy Flight is airborne and headed to a hospital in Buffalo.

UPDATE 8:22 p.m.: The Darien assignment is back in service.

August 10, 2014 - 6:01pm
posted by Billie Owens in Pavilion, accidents.

A motor-vehicle accident, unknown injuries, is reported at 10465 Perry Road, just south of Route 20. A pole and wires are down. Pavilion fire and Mercy medics are responding.

August 10, 2014 - 3:29pm
posted by Billie Owens in east pembroke, accidents.

A one-vehicle rollover accident is reported on the westbound Thruway at mile marker 396. East Pembroke fire and Mercy medics are responding.

UPDATE 3:30 p.m.: There are reports of entrapment.

UPDATE 3:39 p.m.: Mercy Flight #7 is called to the scene -- availability is checked.

UPDATE 3:44 p.m.: Town of Batavia Engine 24 just arrived, too.

UPDATE 3:53: Two ambulances will be needed.

UPDATE 4:21 p.m.: Three children are being transported to Women & Children's Hospital in Buffalo. The assignment is back in service.

August 10, 2014 - 1:56pm
posted by Billie Owens in batavia, accidents.

A vehicle has struck a guard rail on the eastbound Thruway, unknown injuries. It is on its side. The first caller to dispatch said it was a tractor-trailer. The second caller thought it was a pickup truck hauling a camper. Town of Batavia fire and Mercy medics are responding. The mile marker is 385.

UPDATE 2:03 p.m.: A responder says there are no injuries, but the accident is blocking two lanes of traffic, which will have to be routed through the passing lane.

August 8, 2014 - 6:55pm
posted by Billie Owens in pembroke, accidents, indian falls.

An accident with five injured people is reported on the westbound Thruway at mile marker 399.9.

Pembroke and Indian Fall fire departments and Mercy medics are responding.

UPDATE 7:01 p.m.: Traffic is backed up as a result of the accident. At least four of the occupants are said to be probable sign-offs.

UPDATE 7:22 p.m.: One child is being transported to Women and Children's Hospital in Buffalo. The other medics are back in service.

August 8, 2014 - 6:15pm
posted by Billie Owens in pembroke, corfu, accidents.

A two-car accident with one person with a neck injury is reported at Genesee Street (Route 33) and Boyce Road. Corfu Fire Department is responding along with Mercy medics.

 

August 6, 2014 - 6:46pm
posted by Billie Owens in batavia, accidents.

A bicyclist was hit by a car at Liberty and Ellicott streets. The driver said he came around the corner and did not see the bicycle in time. The victim was taken by ambulance to UMMC and was conscious and alert.

August 5, 2014 - 6:50pm
posted by Billie Owens in batavia, accidents.

A two-car accident, unknown injuries, is reported at the intersection of Bank Street and Washington Avenue. It is not blocking traffic. City fire and Mercy medics responding.

UPDATE 7:12 p.m.: No one was injured in the collision, caused by one vehicle's brake failure.

August 4, 2014 - 11:38am
posted by Billie Owens in byron, accidents.

A two-car accident with four people injured is reported at Warboys and Byron Holley roads. Two ambulances are responding along with Byron Fire Department.

UPDATE 11:40 a.m.: Another ambulance is called to the scene.

UPDATE 12:06 p.m.: At least one person has been transported to Strong Memorial Hospital.

August 2, 2014 - 6:09pm
posted by Billie Owens in Darien, accidents.

A four-car pile-up, with injuries, is reported at Alleghany and McVean roads. Darien Fire Department and medics are responding.

UPDATE 6:30 p.m.: Darien assignment back in service. One person transported to an area hospital.

August 1, 2014 - 10:43am
posted by Billie Owens in Alabama, accidents.

A two-car accident with injuries, partially blocking traffic, is reported at Route 77 and Ledge Road. Alabama Fire Department and Mercy medics are responding.

July 31, 2014 - 9:11pm
posted by Billie Owens in Stafford, accidents.

A one-vehicle rollover accident with entrapment is reported at Sweetland and Transit roads. Stafford fire and Mercy medics are responding.

UPDATE 9:19 p.m.: Mercy Flight is called to the scene. It will be landing in the roadway.

UPDATE 9:23 p.m.: Traffic Police are requested to shut down eastbound traffic and Clipnock at Sweetland roads.

UPDATE 9:28 p.m.: Mercy Flight #5 out of Batavia has landed on the north side of Sweetland Road.

UPDATE 9:34 p.m.: Two more helicopters were requested. The second one is responding. The third is cancelled because it is in Syracuse with a 45-minute ETA. A ground ambulance will be employed instead.

UPDATE 9:45 p.m.: Mercy medic #2 is inbound to Strong with two patients onboard. Mercy Flight #5 is airborne with a patient; we do not as yet know the destination. Mercy Flight #9 has landed in the roadway west of the accident scene.

UPDATE 10 p.m.: Two patients are being taken to Strong via two Mercy Flight helicopters. Another four are being tranported there by two ambulances.

UPDATE 10:06 p.m.: A firefighter at the scene told Howard "If they hadn't been seated and belted, it would've been a different story."

UPDATE 10:52 p.m.: The Stafford assignment is back in service.

UPDATE 11:45 p.m. (by Howard): The initial investigation, according to Sgt. Ron Meides, is that a Chevy Suburban was northbound on Transit Road and a Chrysler minivan pulled into the intersection. "The driver of the Suburban did try to stop, but was unable to," Meides said. There is a hill on Transit south of the intersection, but a crossing car at night should be able to see the headlights of an approaching vehicle, Meides said. It's unknown if the driver of the minivan simply didn't see the SUV, was distracted, or thought the SUV driver had a stop sign, too (there is no stop sign for Transit Road traffic at that intersection). It's believed the minivan stopped and then proceeded into the intersection. The driver will likely be cited for failure to yield right of way, Meides said. Three adult women and three children were in the minivan. All were transported to Strong Memorial Hospital, one via Mercy Flight with a possible head injury. The passenger of the SUV -- the only person involved in the accident not wearing a seat belt -- suffered a possible head injury and was transported to Strong by another Mercy Flight unit. The driver of the SUV was not injured. None of the injuries are considered life threatening, Meides said.

FINAL UPDATE (by Billie): The names of those involved in the accident have been released. The driver of the Chevy Suburban was 27-year-old Jared Fleming of Genesee Street, Corfu. He is charged with felony DWI and felony driving with a BAC of .08 or more. He was arraigned in Stafford Town Court and released. Additional charges are pending. His front seat passenger, Ashley Cornett, same age and location as Fleming, was not wearing a seat belt and sustained a head injury. Mercy Flight took her to Strong. A rear seat passenger, Katlyn Hahn, 26, of Alden, was not injured, nor was the driver. All occupants of the other car involved, a Chrysler minivan, were transported to Strong for injuries or evaluation. They were driver, 26-year-old Latoya Stanley, of Ellicott Street, Batavia, front seat passenger Markeda Starks, 23, of Rochester, who went via Mercy Flight; rear seat passengers Kristina Drake, 24, of Rochester, Nakai Williams, 6, Jah-Mel Roman, 3, and Antonio Roman, 5, all of Batavia. All were reported in stable condition. Charges are pending against the Chrysler also.

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