Mercy Flight is being dispatched to Pembroke for a serious injury accident on
the Thruway Route 77 at the Thruway interchange.
Pembroke, Indian Falls, and East Pembroke fire all dispatched. Mercy EMS dispatched.
One vehicle involved in the accident.
UPDATE(S)(By Billie) 7:32 a.m.: East Pembroke is going to set up the landing zone at the Highway Department garage at routes 5 and 77. A second ambulance is requested.
UPDATE 7:51 a.m.: Mercy Flight #5 is on the ground. One patient is said to be in and out of consciousness and has right side pain.
UPDATE 8:04 a.m.: Mercy Flight is airborne and headed to Erie County Medical Center.
UPDATE 8:05 a.m.: East Pembroke is returning to service. Mercy medics are transporting a patient to UMMC. The assignment is back in service.
UPDATE 8:18 a.m.: This accident involved two vehicles. It was not on the Thruway; it occurred on Route 77 at the Thruway toll booth intersection. A deputy at the scene said a northbound car turning left failed to yield to a southbound vehicle, causing the accident. The driver of the southbound vehicle was the one in and out of consciousness and air-lifted to ECMC with non-life-threatening injuries. The female driver of the northbound car has minor injuries, complains of left knee pain and is now arriving at UMMC.
UPDATE 10:53 a.m.: The drivers have been identified as Jennifer L. Say, 44, of Sliker Road, Corfu, and Susan L. Squires, 52, of West Avenue, Medina. Say allegedly failed to yield the right of way while making a left-hand turn to enter the tollbooths off Route 77 and was issued a citation. She was transported by Mercy EMS to UMMC. Squires was southbound on Route 77. She was transported by Mercy Flight to ECMC. The accident was investigated by Deputy Kevin McCarthy.