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September 22, 2018 - 11:46am
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, news, batavia.

A two-car accident, unknown injuries but it is blocking, is reported in the area of 3080 W. Main Street Road, Batavia.

East Pembroke fire and Mercy EMS dispatched.

UPDATE 11:49 a.m.: No injuries. There's a bit of debris in the roadway.

UPDATE 12:12 p.m.: One person being transported to UMMC for evaluation.

September 17, 2018 - 7:29am
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, news, batavia.


An accident is reported on Route 5 near Cleveland Road, Batavia.

This is a rollover accident. There was an initial report of a serious injury and entrapment but the patient may be out of the vehicle.

East Pembroke fire and Mercy EMS dispatched.

UPDATE 9:24 a.m.: The driver suffered only minor injuries in this rollover accident. He told a deputy he fell asleep. His vehicle exited the road, went airborne, flipped over and then hit the utility pole sideways, which knocked it back on its wheels. The driver was able to self-extricate. A citation may be issued in  the accident.



September 17, 2018 - 7:26am
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, news, batavia.


A multi-vehicle accident is reported at 3686 Batavia Elba Townline Road, Batavia.

A dump truck is involved.

Extrication is needed.

Unknown injuries but so far no report of serious injuries.

Town of Batavia fire and Mercy EMS dispatched.

Oakfield Fire Police request for traffic control.

UPDATE 9:15 a.m.: Sun was a likely factor in the four-vehicle accident, according to a trooper at the scene. He did, however, anticipate issuing citations. One person was injured, the driver of the silver sedan. She was not seriously hurt. This was actually two accidents. The first accident, the pickup into the garbage truck. The next two cars came along later.


September 14, 2018 - 4:32pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, news, Le Roy.

A car has reportedly hit a tree and rolled over in the area of 6845 Thwing Road, Le Roy.

The initial call reported entrapment but the driver is now reportedly out of the car.

Le Roy fire and Mercy EMS responding.

September 10, 2018 - 11:14am
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, news, batavia.

A car has reportedly struck a utility pole at 19 Walnut St., Batavia.

Injuries are reported. Two patients, one with a head and arm injury and the other possible minor injuries.

City fire and Mercy EMS dispatched.

September 1, 2018 - 11:10am
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, news, batavia.

A two-car accident is reported in the area of 364 W. Main St., Batavia.

A person has a complaint of chest pain from the shoulder harness of the seat belt.

The vehicles are blocking traffic.

City fire and Mercy EMS dispatched.

UPDATE 11:38 a.m.: Vehicles have been removed. The street is clear. City fire back in service.

August 25, 2018 - 1:49am
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, news, batavia.


An 80-year-old resident of Medina was pronounced dead at the scene Friday evening of a two-car accident at the intersection of Pearl Street Road and Wortendyke Road, Batavia.

The investigation so far indicates that Irene B. Cichocki was driving a 2018 Kia Sportage westbound on Route 33 when it was hit broadside by a 2016 Honda Pilot that was southbound on Wortendyke Road.

The Pilot was driven by Lauren D. Power, 17, of Scotch Plains, N.J.

Power reportedly told investigators she was unfamiliar with the area and did not see the stop sign on Wortendyke.

Power, along with her passengers, suffered minor injuries and were transported to Strong Memorial Hospital for evaluation and treatment. Her passengers were Marianna D. Ban, of Hamlin, Sophia E. Buono, of Rochester, and Justin R. Barnard, of Rochester.

The investigation indicates that after Power's Pilot hit Cichocki's SUV, the Sportage overturned multiple times and came to rest in a grassy area on the south side of Pearl Street Road.

Neither alcohol nor drugs are considered a factor in the accident.

Power was issued a citation for alleged failure to stop at a stop sign.

The cause of the accident is officially still under investigation.

The investigation is being conducted by Undersheriff Gregory Walker, Sgt. Andrew Hale, Investigator James Diehl, Investigator Joseph Loftus, Deputy Kyle Krzemien. Trooper Brackett assisted at the scene along with Mercy EMS, East Pembroke fire, and Town of Batavia fire, and L & L Towing.



August 25, 2018 - 1:25am
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, news, pembroke.

A car has reportedly hit a pole in the area of 7921 Hopkins Road, Pembroke, and the pole is down and blocking the roadway.

Unknown injuries.

Pembroke fire and Indian Falls fire dispatched along with Mercy EMS.

UPDATE 1:33 p.m.: The accident is just inside Alabama's district. Alabama fire being dispatched. Indian Falls chief on scene advised Alabama to come in from Sand Hill Road. Pole is completely sheared off, blocking the road, wires are down. Both occupants are out of the vehicle and walking. One ambulance should be sufficient.

August 24, 2018 - 3:25pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, news, batavia.

A motor-vehicle accident is reported on West Main Street, Batavia, in front of the Holland Land Office Museum.

One subject is complaining of head pain.

The cars are in the parking lot. Traffic is not blocked.

City fire and Mercy EMS dispatched.

August 23, 2018 - 11:45am
posted by Howard B. Owens in news, batavia, accident.

An excavator has reportedly taken down a utility pole and wire at 4610 E. Saile Drive in front of the Milton Cat building.

The operator is out of the excavator though wires on are on top of it.

Town of Batavia fire is dispatched.

UPDATE 11:47 a.m.: National Grid advised. No ETA. Traffic is being shut down on East Saile at State Street.

UPDATE 1:11 p.m.: A trooper reports the road is to remain closed. National Grid and Verizon on scene.

August 20, 2018 - 10:32am
posted by Howard B. Owens in news, bergen, accident.


Keith Smith shared this picture of a capsized boat on Route 19 near North Road, Bergen, from about 3 p.m. yesterday. We have no other information on the accident.

August 17, 2018 - 5:07pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in crime, batavia, news, accident.

Press release:

The Batavia Police Department is investigating a personal injury accident which occurred on today at approximately 9:15 a.m. The accident reportedly occurred at the traffic circle and involved a bicyclist being struck by a sports utility vehicle.

Anyone with information in reference to the case may contact Officer Kyle Krtanik at the Batavia Police Department at 585-345-6350, the confidential tip line at 585-345-6370 or online

UPDATE: Additional information:

A female in her early 20s was riding her bicycle in the roundabout when she was struck by a gold SUV operated by a male believed to be in his 30s with short blond hair. The female sustained only minor injuries and was treated at a local medical facility. The vehicle then left the scene.

August 11, 2018 - 6:42pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in crime, accident, news, Darien, notify.

An 18-year-old resident of Hinckley was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver last night on Sumner Road in Darien, though his body was not discovered until late this morning.

At 12:30 a.m., the Sheriff's Office was notified by State Park Police that a member of a group of people staying at Darien Lakes State Park had not returned to the park from a concert at the Darien Lake Performing Arts Center.

Apparently, Connor Lynskey was on Sumner Road about 12:30 a.m. walking back to the group's campsite after Jason Aldean concert with a portion of the group he was camping with when he decided to run ahead and catch up with a friend.

After being notified that Lynskey was missing, deputies and troopers searched the roadways in the area but did not locate Lynskey. 

State Park Police conducted interviews this morning with members of the group and developed information that they might have heard a collision on Sumner Road while walking back to their campsite.

With the additional information, State Park Police and Deputy Richard Schildwaster were able to locate the victim.

He was pronounced dead at the scene by Coroner Karen Lang. His body was transported the Monroe County Medical Examiner's office for an autopsy.

There is no description available of the vehicle that hit Lynskey.

Anyone with information that may assist in the investigation is asked to call the Sheriff's Office at (585) 345-3000.

Assisting at the scene were the Darien Volunteer Fire Department, State Park Police, and State Police. The investigation is ongoing by Schildwaster, Investigator Chris Parker, the Crash Management Team, and Sgt. Jason Saile.

August 9, 2018 - 4:45pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in Alabama, accident, news.

Alabama fire is responding to a rollover accident with unknown injuries at 1748 Lewiston Road.

August 9, 2018 - 12:12pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, news, Alabama.

A highway department employee driving a county vehicle allegedly ran a stop sign on Macomber Road, Alabama, where it crosses Judge Road, at 11:31 a.m. Tuesday, causing a collision with a semi-truck.

Andrew Craig Smith, 41, of Batavia, was cited for alleged his alleged failure to stop.

Smith reportedly told Deputy Kevin McCarthy, who prepared the accident report, that he was looking at a map while traveling southbound in a 2012 Ford pickup and so failed to stop at the intersection.

Timothy A. Felschow, 59, of Watertown, was eastbound driving a 2006 Mack Truck with a trailer hitched on the back.

Felschow was transported to ECMC for evaluation by Mercy EMS with a complaint of chest pain.

Smith was transported by Mercy EMS to Strong with facial cuts.

August 8, 2018 - 10:55pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, news, batavia.

A bicyclist has been struck by a vehicle on West Main Street by the Post Office in Batavia.

No word on injuries.

City fire and Mercy EMS dispatched.

August 8, 2018 - 3:34pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, news, Le Roy.

An accident with injuries is reported at 8692 Lake Street Road, Le Roy.

Le Roy Fire and Le Roy Ambulance responding.

August 8, 2018 - 10:29am
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, news, Le Roy.

A two-car, minor injury accident is reported on Lake Street Road at Griswold Circle, Le Roy.

Le Roy fire and Le Roy ambulance dispatched.

UPDATE 10:37 a.m.: A chief on scene has said to keep the response to himself and an ambulance.

August 7, 2018 - 2:06pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, news, batavia, thruway.

A tractor-trailer rollover accident, believed to be with no injuries, is reported in the area of mile marker 383 in the westbound lane of the Thruway.

Le Roy Fire and Mercy EMS responding.

UPDATE 2:17 p.m.: A Le Roy chief has canceled the Le Roy assignment. "The trooper doesn't want us out here."  He also wanted dispatch to document the trooper refusing fire department assistance.

August 7, 2018 - 11:35am
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, Alabama, news.

A semi-truck and dump truck have reportedly collided head on at Route 63 and Macomber Road, Alabama.

Unknown injuries.

Alabama fire and Mercy EMS dispatched. Oakfield also being requested to the scene.

Dispatchers are checking the availability of Mercy Flight.

UPDATE 11:36 a.m.: One minor injury. Both drivers out of the vehicles and ambulatory.  

UPDATE 11:39 a.m.: A diesel fuel leak is reported. Another ambulance, emergency response, requested to the scene.

UPDATE 11:42  a.m.: Fire police requested to shut down traffic. No hazardous materials.


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