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January 5, 2020 - 11:12am
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, news, thruway, batavia.

A car and tractor-trailer accident is reported in the eastbound lane of the Thruway around mile marker 385.6.

Unknown injuries if any.

Town of Batavia fire and Mercy EMS responding.

January 1, 2020 - 6:19am
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, news, pembroke.


A reader submitted this photo of a car off the road and into a creek in Corfu, off of Main Road near Back Street, at about 3 a.m.

Pembroke and Indian Falls fire departments responded. 

The driver was reportedly not seriously hurt. No further information is available at this time.

December 18, 2019 - 1:13pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, news, bergen.

An accident with injuries is reported on the westbound off-ramp of the I-490 in Bergen.

Bergen fire along with the Bergen ambulance and Le Roy Ambulance Service dispatched.

The accident is not blocking.

December 6, 2019 - 10:28am
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, news, bergen.

A vehicle is off the road and into the woods in the area of 7682 Clinton Street Road, Bergen.

Unknown injuries.

Bergen fire and Mercy EMS dispatched.

UPDATE 10:41 a.m.: The operator of the vehicle is at the Dunkin' donuts store at 8073 Clinton Street Road. A medic is going there to evaluate the driver's condition.

December 6, 2019 - 8:03am
posted by Howard B. Owens in byron, news, accident.

A car has struck a poll at Byron Road and Byron Elba Road, Byron.

Unknown injuries. Traffic is not blocked.

UPDATE 8:15 a.m.: Traffic control is being set up to reduce travel flow to one lane.

UPDATE 8:16 a.m.: A response by Mercy EMS has been canceled.

UPDATE 8:18 a.m.: No serious damage to the pole. It's still standing.

December 6, 2019 - 8:01am
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, news, pembroke.

A one-vehicle rollover accident is reported in the area of 1439 Phelps Road, Pembroke.

The vehicle is on its side. Unknown injuries though dispatchers have spoken with the driver.

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

UPDATE 8:04 a.m.: The driver is out of the vehicle. Minor complaint of pain.

November 21, 2019 - 3:54pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, news, batavia..


An elderly man, with a walker, apparently slipped and fell while trying to cross Main Street by the Old Courthouse and Tim Hortons in Batavia at about 3:20 p.m.

Mercy EMS, city fire, and Batavia PD responded and westbound traffic was tied up for about 20 minutes.

The man was not hit by a car but an officer said he was bleeding from his head. He was transported to UMMC for treatment and evaluation.

November 8, 2019 - 3:05pm
posted by Billie Owens in accident, news, Pavilion, Pavilion Center.

A rollover accident with injuries is reported at routes 19 and 20, Pavilion Center. Pavilion Fire Department and Mercy medics are responding along with law enforcement.

UPDATE 3:59 p.m.: A first responder says the pickup truck was southbound on Route 19 and then turned left onto the onramp to Route 20 and was T-boned by a minivan that was northbound on Route 20 19. The truck rollover over as a result of the impact and the minivan was disabled in the roadway. Both drivers, who were the sole occupants, sustained minor injuries and were transported by ambulance to Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester.

November 5, 2019 - 7:15pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, news, bergen.

A car vs. deer accident with injuries is reported at Lyman Road and Clinton Street Road, Bergen.

Bergen fire and Mercy EMS dispatched.

November 5, 2019 - 5:52pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in byron, news, accident.

A car and manure spreader have reportedly collided at Transit Road and Tower Hill Road in Byron.

Injuries are reported and the roadway is blocked.

Byron and South Byron fire departments dispatched.

October 21, 2019 - 12:05pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, batavia, news.


A driver told deputies his left arm went numb while driving on Lewiston Road at 11:56 a.m., Sunday, causing him to lose control of his pickup truck, leading to a collision with a Honda sedan.

Both Clayton Thomas Skye, of Westfane, the driver of a red 2003 Chevrolet pickup, and Donna M. Woodworth, 58, of Batavia Oakfield Townline Road, Batavia, were injured in the crash.

No citations were issued.

Skye's passenger, Lavern Aderman Jr., suffered minor injuries.

Skye was driving his pickup south on Lewiston Road between the Thruway overpass and Veterans Memorial Drive when it crossed the centerline into the northbound lane where it struck the driver-side fender of Woodworth's sedan.

The accident report says that Woodworth said she saw Skye's truck entering her lane of travel and tried to avoid a collision by entering the fog lane but she was unable to avoid the collision.

The accident report was prepared by Deputy Jordan Alejandro.

(Initial Report)

October 20, 2019 - 8:10pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, news, alexander.

The driver of a vehicle involved in a one-vehicle rollover accident in the area of 1029 Seward Road, Alexander, has left the scene.

Alexander fire dispatched to secure the vehicle (ensure there are no safety issues).

Law enforcement is searching for the area of the driver.

October 19, 2019 - 12:25am
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, news, alexander.

A caller reports that a woman came to her house with a facial injury and said her car had struck something and asked her not to call for help before wandering off.

It's unknown what she struck or the exact location of the possible accident.

Alexander fire is being dispatched to the area of 3393 Dodgeson Road, Alexander.

October 17, 2019 - 11:56am
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, news, accident, Thurway.

A car has reportedly hit a tree while exiting the Thruway from the eastbound lane in Batavia.

Unknown injuries.

Town of Batavia fire and Mercy EMS dispatched.

UPDATE 12:01 p.m.: A Batavia chief on scene says all Batavia equipment can standby in quarters.

October 15, 2019 - 11:45am
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, news, alexander.


A driver is suspected of following another car too closely on Route 98 in Alexander on Sunday at 7:02 p.m. when it struck another car that was also traveling northbound near Dodgeson Road.

Possible charges are pending following a blood analysis, according to the accident report filed by Deputy Brock Cummings.

James J. Moscicki, 39, of Geise Road, Attica, was reportedly driving a 1991 Ford sedan when the car struck a 2005 Pontiac sedan on Alexander Road. The Pontiac was driven by Laqueasha M. Taylor, 26, of Bank Street, Batavia.

After being struck, Taylor's vehicle began to spin, heading in a northwest direction and came to a rest on the west side of the road facing south.  Moscicki's vehicle continued traveling northwest and struck a fire hydrant. It then came to rest on the west shoulder facing north.

Both Moscicki and Taylor were transported by Mercy EMS to UMMC for evaluation of complaints of pain in their arms and shoulders.

Athena M. Short, 28, a passenger in Moscicki's vehicle, was not injured.

Illustration: Accident report drawing of the accident scene.

October 6, 2019 - 9:10pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, news, batavia.
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A car vs. pole accident is reported at 14 W. Main St., Batavia.

That's in front of the Genesee County Jail.

City fire and Mercy EMS responding.

The driver is reportedly unconscious.

UPDATE(S) By Billie (9:18 p.m.): The accident is actually on the south side of Main Street, between the Peace Garden and the sewage lift station.

UPDATE 9:25 p.m.: The driver is conscious and alert and was able to walk to the stretcher.

UPDATE 9:59 p.m.: The driver is being transported to UMMC for evaluation. The accident toppled over a light standard and a DPW worker responded to deal with the situation.

October 2, 2019 - 5:33pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, news, batavia.


A motor-vehicle accident is reported at 3699 W. Main Road, Batavia.

Extrication of at least one patient is required.

Traffic is being shut down on West Main Street at Lewiston Road and at Route 5 and Kelsey Road.

Town of Batavia fire and Mercy EMS dispatched.

UPDATE 7:06 p.m.: According to Sgt. Andrew Hale, Sheriff's Office, the preliminary investigation indicates the red Chevy was eastbound on Route 5 and was stopped to make a left-hand turn into the Perry Vet Clinic. The silver Kia was apparently unable to stop in time to avoid hitting the Chevy. The collision drove the Chevy into the westbound lane of traffic where it was struck by the white vehicle. The occupants of the first two vehicles suffered minor injuries. The driver of the white vehicle was taken to ECMC by Mercy EMS for treatment of a possible leg fracture. 





September 28, 2019 - 12:27am
posted by Howard B. Owens in alexander, accident, news.


An ATV accident with possible serious injuries is reported on a trail across from 9932 Seward Road, Alexander.

Alexander fire and Mercy EMS dispatched.

UPDATE 12:48 a.m.: A landing zone is being set up for Mercy Flight.

UPDATE 2:45 a.m.: The patient was transported to ECMC via Mercy Flight. Her name has not yet been released. An investigator at the scene described her injuries as potentially life-threatening. She is a woman in her 30s who lives in the area but apparently was not familiar with the trail she went down. Deputies have yet to determine if she went down the trail by mistake, thinking it was another trail, or exactly what happened. At this time, investigators believe her ATV hit a chain in the private laneway that was stretched across the trail. The driver was wearing a helmet. She was with another person who was also on an ATV at the time of the accident. The Sheriff's Office will issue a press release with further information sometime this morning.

UPDATE 9:45 a.m.: The operator was Michelle G. Buckenmeyer, 33, of Alexander. She was pronounced dead by the Erie County Medical Examiner's Office at 4:06 a.m. The crash remains under investigation. The investigation is being conducted by Investigator Howard Carlson, Deputy Nicholas Chamoun and Deputy James Stack. Assisting at the scene were members of the Alexander Volunteer Fire Department, Mercy EMS, Mercy Flight and Ron and Newt's Towing Service.


September 21, 2019 - 5:02pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, Le Roy, video.
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Three people were hurt today in a head-on collision on Route 19 in Le Roy but none of the injuries appeared to be life-threatening, according to the deputy investigating the case.

One person was transported by Mercy Flight to Strong Memorial Hospital as a precaution.

According to Deputy Chris Erion, it appears a blue Toyota crossed the centerline and struck a green Kia. The vehicles clipped each other's front driver-side fenders.

The names of the people involved have not yet been released.

(Initial Report)

September 19, 2019 - 12:43am
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, news, Le Roy.


A 21-year-old Le Roy resident died Wednesday night after a dirt bike he was driving collided with a minivan on Linwood Road in Le Roy.

The accident occurred at about 7:30 p.m.

According to state police, the victim, whose name has not yet been released, was southbound on Linwood Road. The van was heading north when it turned left into a driveway. The motorbike T-boned the minivan.

The victim died in the ambulance in route to the hospital.

State Police are investigating the accident and will release more information when it becomes available.

Information gathered by Alecia Kaus/Video News Service. Photos by Alecia Kaus.

Press release from the State Police:

On Sept. 18 at 7:38 p.m., troopers out of SP Batavia responded to Linwood Road in the Town of Le Roy for a two-vehicle collision.

Further investigation revealed that a 2013 Kawasaki dirt bike operated by Michael T. Leubner, 21, of Le Roy, was traveling southbound on Linwood Road and struck a 2018 Toyota van traveling northbound as it was turning into a driveway.  

Leubner was transported to Erie County Medical Center where he was pronounced deceased. Leubner was traveling without a headlight.

New York State Collision Reconstruction Unit and the Bureau of Criminal Investigation assisted in this investigation.



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