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November 27, 2020 - 5:49pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, news, Darien.

A motorcyclist is reportedly down in the roadway and not alert at the intersection of Route 77 and Sumner Road, Darien.

Darien Fire and Mercy EMS responding.

UPDATE 5:51 p.m.: Mercy Flight on ground standby. The patient is talking but medics still evaluating.

UPDATE 5:56 p.m.: Mercy Flight dispatched. The landing zone will be at the Darien Fire Hall. The patient is incoherent. 

UPDATE 6:07 p.m.: A medic is released from the scene to respond to a nearby medical call.

UPDATE 6:37 p.m.: Mercy Flight is airborne with the patient, heading to ECMC.

November 25, 2020 - 9:13pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, news, Stafford.

A motor-vehicle accident is reported in the area of 5698 Byron Elba Road, Byron.

One person with a possible back injury is still in a vehicle.

Byron fire and South Byron fire and Mercy EMS responding.

UPDATE 9:17 p.m.: Fire police from Elba requested to assist with traffic control.

UPDATE 9:27 p.m.: A Byron responding unit can return to quarters.

November 25, 2020 - 4:22pm
posted by Billie Owens in accident, news, Bethany, scanner.

A motor-vehicle accident with injuries is reported at 5488 Ellicott Street Road, Bethany. The location is between Main Road and Clapsaddle Road. Stafford Fire Department and Mercy medics are also responding.

UPDATE 4:23 p.m.: Fire police are responding for traffic control.

UPDATE 4:31 p.m.: Injuries do not appear to be serious according to a first responder.

UPDATE 5:05 p.m.: A sedan was pulling out of a driveway onto northbound Route 63 and it pulled into the path of a southbound Chevrolet. No one in the sedan was injured. The two occupants of the Chevrolet were sitting up and talking with medics and were going to be transported to a hospital for evaluation. The investigation is ongoing. It is unknown at this time whether citatations will be issued.

November 22, 2020 - 10:16pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, news, pembroke.

A motor-vehicle accident is reported at 9036 South Lake Road, Pembroke.

A car reportedly hit a house and the driver fled the scene.

One car involved.

Injuries are reported.

Pembroke and Indian Falls fire departments responding.

November 21, 2020 - 9:28am
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, news, alexander.

A milk truck is on its side in a ditch at Dry Bridge Road and Sandpit Road, Alexander.

The driver is out of the vehicle and reportedly uninjured.

Alexander fire is on scene.

November 20, 2020 - 11:55am
posted by Howard B. Owens in bergen, news, accident, notify.

The second driver involved in a head-on collision on Route 19 in Bergen yesterday afternoon has died.

Gary C. Beehler, 82, succumbed to his injuries, the Sheriff's Office reported this morning.

Beehler's 2007 Chrysler Town & Country minivan was struck by a 2014 Toyota RAV4 driven by Caroline F. Bianchi, 74, of Bergen. Bianchi was pronounced dead at the scene.

Previously: Bergen woman dies in collision on Route 19

November 19, 2020 - 9:13pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, news, bergen, notify.

A 74-year-old woman from Bergen, Caroline F. Bianchi, died this afternoon following a two-car collision on Route 19 near Creamery Road.

Another person was seriously injured.

The preliminary investigation by the Sheriff's Office indicates that Bianchi was southbound on Route 19 in a 2014 Toyota RAV4 when it traveled over the centerline of North Lake Road and struck a 2007 Chrysler Town & Country minivan driven by Gary C. Beehler, 82, of Hamlin.

The vehicles collided head-on in the northbound lane.

Beehler was transported by Mercy Flight to Strong Memorial Hospital with serious physical injuries.

Bianchi was pronounced dead at the scene by Coroner Tom Douglas.

Investigators have yet to determine why Bianchi's vehicle failed to maintain its lane of travel. 

The accident is being investigated by Deputy Andrew Mullen, Deputy Jordan Alejandro, Investigator Chad Minuto and members of the Crash Management Team including Sgt. Jason Saile and Deputy Kyle Krzemien. Assisting at the scene were the Town of Bergen Fire Department, Churchville Fire, Mercy EMS, and State Police.

Previously: Accident with entrapment reported on North Lake Road, Bergen

November 18, 2020 - 6:15pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, news, batavia.


There were no injuries in a two-car accident at 5:35 p.m. at East Avenue and Vine Street, Batavia. A State trooper happened to be in the neighborhood and rolled up on the accident right after it happened.

November 13, 2020 - 12:10pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, news, byron.


A driver suffered only a minor injury, and did not require transport to a hospital, after the driver's car struck a utility pole along Route 262 just west of Bank Street around 10 a.m.

Byron and South Byron fire along with Mercy EMS responded.

Powerlines were down.

The roadway remains closed while National Grid completes repairs.

Reader-submitted photo.

November 9, 2020 - 5:38pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, news, batavia, notify.


A pedestrian who was struck while crossing East Main Street on Friday night has been identified by Batavia PD as 45-year-old Casey Nutting, of Batavia.

Nutting, according to witnesses, was running across the street, about 50 yards east of Liberty Street, from south to north when he was struck by a minivan.

The driver of the minivan, whose identity has not been released, has not been charged and police said no charges are anticipated.

Previously: Car vs. pedestrian accident reported in the city at East Main and Summit

November 5, 2020 - 1:12pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, news, alexander.

A driver pulling onto Route 98 in Alexander was struck by a northbound vehicle leading to a minor injury accident at 1:19 p.m., Tuesday, according to a Sheriff's Office accident report.

Dawn M. Meyers, 60,  of Halls Corners Road in Attica was cited for alleged failure to yield the right-of-way.  She was driving a 2019 Ford SUV.

Meyers was transported to UMMC for evaluation and treatment of minor injuries.

Robert Seymore Jr., 52, of Broadway, Darien Center, was driving a 2015 Jeep and was uninjured.  His passenger, Jennifer G. Seymore, 46, was treated at the scene for a minor injury.

Deputy Kevin McCarthy investigated the accident.

November 4, 2020 - 2:40pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, news, Stafford.

A car and motorcycle accident is reported in the area of 9732 Roanoke Road, Stafford.

No word on injuries.

Stafford Fire Department dispatched.

UPDATE 2:42 p.m.: A chief on scene reports three motorcycles in the road, none of them down, a rider is down. A dispatcher informs a deputy that the patient is conscious and alert.

UPDATE 2:44 p.m.: The patient is conscious and alert with a complaint of rib pain.

October 26, 2020 - 7:05pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, news, elba.

A tractor-trailer accident is reported in the area of 7990 Oak Orchard Road, Elba.

A first responder says the truck is well off the road in a field.

No word on injuries.

Elba fire and Mercy EMS responding.

October 26, 2020 - 3:13pm
posted by Billie Owens in Bethany, news, accident.

A car-into-pole accident with injuries is reported in Bethany at Transit Road and Ellicott Street Road. The pole is down along with wires. Bethany Fire Department is responding along with Mercy medics.

UPDATE 3:13 p.m.: The accident is not blocking traffic, according to a first responder on scene, who also reports a Sheriff's deputy is there.

UPDATE 3:17 p.m.: There is one patient "who is not very coherent." The vehicle is in a ditch; there is no debris in the roadway.

UPDATE 3:25 p.m.: The pole is sheared in half -- "I don't even know where the bottom half is," says a first responder. A NYS Trooper is also on scene.

UPDATE 3:47 p.m.: Responders believe this accident was the result of a medical issue. Just prior to the accident, callers to the dispatch center reported a vehicle being driven erratically. It was southbound on Route 63, went off the road onto a lawn, possibly damaging a decorative pole, then back on the road and off again on the west side of the roadway. It careened over to the opposite side and landed on its wheels in a grassy area on the east.

October 25, 2020 - 12:19pm
posted by Billie Owens in accident, news, Stafford.
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A two-vehicle accident with possibly serious injuries is reported at Clinton Street Road (Route 33) and Griswold Road, Stafford. Stafford Fire Department is responding along with Mercy medics.

UPDATE 12:20 p.m.: There is entrapment in a vehicle. Mercy Flight #7 out of Batavia is put on ground standby.

UPDATE 12:21 p.m.: A second Mercy rig is called to the scene.

UPDATE 12:27 p.m.: Mercy Flight is dispatched to the accident site. A first responder reports the vehicles are blocking traffic and both are heavily damaged. An engine from Bergen is summoned.

UPDATE 12:31 p.m.: Mercy Flight will land on Griswold Road.

UPDATE 12:32 p.m.: Fire police are asked to shut down traffic at Route 33 and Route 237. Mercy Flight #7 is grounded due to mechanical trouble; ground transportation will be used instead. Le Roy and Bergen are both called to provide mutual aid.

UPDATE 12:40 p.m.: Traffic will be shut down at Waterman and Griswold roads. The on-call investigator is called to the scene. Le Roy's engine is rerouted to fill in at Stafford's fire hall.

UPDATE 12:43 p.m.: Bergen fire is on scene.

UPDATE 12:47 p.m.: Two investigators who belong to the county's Crash Management Team are en route.

UPDATE 12:52 p.m.: Two patients have been extricated.

UPDATE 12:57 p.m.: Mercy medics are headed to Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester in emergency mode with one patient onboard.

UPDATE(S) 3:06 p.m. (By Howard): Road is reopened. All units back in service.

UPDATE 6:30 p.m.: According to the preliminary investigation by the Sheriff's Office, Ryan T. Ledermann, 17, of Webster, was driving a 2017 Honda HRV westbound on Route 33 when he attempted to pass an uninvolved tractor-trailer. The HRV left its lane of travel and entered into the eastbound lane. The Honda struck the front driver side of an oncoming 2011 Dodger Pickup driven by Charles P. Fales, 56, of Batavia.

There were no other occupants in either vehicle.

Town of Stafford Fire Department volunteers extricated Ledermann and he was transported by Mercy EMS to Strong Memorial Hospital for treatment of serious injuries. Fales suffered minor injuries and was transported to Strong for evaluation and treatment.

The accident investigation is being handled by Deputy Rachel Diehl, Investigator Chris Parker, Investigator Kevin Forsyth, Sgt. Andrew Hale, and members of the Crash Management Team, including deputies Kyle Krzemien and Richard Schildwaster. Assisting at the scene were State Police, Stafford fire, and Mercy EMS.

October 22, 2020 - 8:52am
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, news, east pembroke, thruway.


A motor-vehicle accident with injuries is reported on the Thruway in the area of mile marker 395.

There are multiple callers. It may involve two semi-trucks and a passenger vehicle.

East Pembroke fire and Mercy EMS dispatched.

UPDATE 8:57 a.m.: Westbound traffic is blocked. The East Pembroke chief requests that traffic be diverted at the Batavia exit.

UPDATE 8:58 a.m.: Extrication will be required according to an Indian Falls chief who responded. Confirmed, two tractor-trailers, possibly a car.

UPDATE: One person was transported by ground ambulance to ECMC with a possible serious injury.


October 17, 2020 - 7:17pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, news, batavia.

A person is reporting head and chest pain following a two-car accident at Ellicott and Jackson streets in Batavia.

City fire is on scene.

Mercy EMS responding.

UPDATE 7:33 p.m.: A patient is being transported to UMMC.

October 8, 2020 - 4:43pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, news, Le Roy.

An apparent serious injury accident is reported in the area of 8251 W. Bergen Road, Le Roy.

Le Roy fire and Pavilion fire dispatched.

Traffic is shut down between Randall Road and Selden Road.

UPDATE(S) (By Billie) 5:01 p.m.: A Mercy medic unit that was also dispatched to the scene is put back in service.

UPDATE 5:04 p.m.: Two vehicles are involved and two tows are requested to the scene.

UPDATE 5:41 p.m.: The road is reopened.

UPDATE 6:11 p.m.: Troopers responded to a two-vehicle accident on West Bergen Road in the Town of Le Roy. Preliminary investigation reveals that a Chevy Monte Carlo traveling northbound lost control and crossed into the southbound lane, and was T-boned by a Ford pickup truck. After extrication, the Monte Carlo operator was taken via ambulance to Strong Memorial Hospital in critical condition. The driver and a passenger in the pickup truck, which was not heavily damaged, were taken to UMMC in Batavia for evaluation. The investigation is still pending. -- From NYS Police Troop A in Batavia, Public Information Officer James O'Callahan, courtesy of Alecia Kaus, Video News Service.

Photos courtesy of Alecia Kaus, Video News Service.

October 7, 2020 - 7:47am
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, news, batavia.

A pedestrian was struck by a vehicle on Harvester Avenue.

The patient is complaining of leg pain.

City fire and Mercy EMS responded and a short time later, Engine 11 went back in service.

October 6, 2020 - 6:58am
posted by Billie Owens in Le Roy, news, accident.

A car vs. deer accident with injuries is reported in Le Roy on Lake Street (Route 19) in the area of North Road. The vehicle involved is a black Chervolet Equinox. Le Roy fire and ambulance are responding.

UPDATE 7:02 a.m.: A first responder says the accident is just north of the intersection of Lake Street and North Road, and that there was air bag deployment.

UPDATE 7:05 a.m.: Injuries are minor. Fluids are leaking from the vehicle.

UPDATE 7:14 a.m.: Law enforcement is en route.

UPDATE 7:22 a.m.: Le Roy fire is back in service.

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