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October 2, 2009 - 11:03pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, Alabama.

A driver and his wife were injured in an accident in Alabama this afternoon when the driver allegedly failed to yield the right-of-way to another car.

The driver, Charles F. Smith, 63, of Waterloo, is in serious condition at Erie County Medical Center and his wife, June A. Smith, 58, is in stable condition.

Charles reportedly suffered internal injuries and was semi-conscious when emergency personnel arrived. June suffered an internal shoulder injury and was conscious at the scene of the accident.

According to a report by Deputy Jim Diehl, Smith was heading north on Shanks Road when he attempted to cross Bloomingdale Road into a parking lot at 383 Bloomingdale Road.

A 1999 Subaru driven by Travis J. Hanson, 18, of Akron, was eastbound on Bloomingdale Road when it collided with Smith's 1991 Buick sedan.

Neither Hanson nor his 17-year-old passenger, David R. Santamaria, were injured.

The force of the accident sent Hanson's vehicle into a car parked in the lot on Bloomingdale Road. That truck is owned by John Snell of Lancaster. Snell was not in the vehicle at the time of the accident.


September 28, 2009 - 8:35pm
posted by Gary Spencer in accident, Le Roy.

Just heard over the scanner: Leroy fire personal to thuway accident, reported as a tractor trailor and motorcyle, mile marker 375 east bound. Hennrietta also responding.

September 28, 2009 - 2:43pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, thruway, pembroke.

A car reportedly spun out and was struck by a semi-truck on the eastbound Thruway near mile marker 402.3.

Mercy EMS is responding. Indian Falls fire and Pembroke have been dispatched.

The driver is reportedly conscious and talking with somebody, but no further word on injuries.

September 28, 2009 - 8:47am
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, byron, thruway.

Wet pavement is most likely to blame for a one-motorcycle accident that took the life of a Byron man late Saturday afternoon.

Kevin P. Stearns, 29, of 7862 Byron Road, Byron, was pronounced dead at the scene by County Coroner Jack Taylor at 5:55 p.m..

Stearns was reportedly driving his 1995 Honda motorcycle eastbound on the Thruway near mile marker 402, just east of Exit 48-A in Pembroke, when he moved from the passing lane to the right to pass another vehicle. The bike reportedly skidded out of control and hit a guard rail.

Neither speed nor alcohol were a factor, according to a State Police spokesman, who described the roadway as slick with rain at the time.

The accident occurred at 4:50 p.m.. No other vehicles were directly involved.

September 26, 2009 - 5:15pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, corfu.


This is a reader submitted photo from the scene of an accident this afternoon in Corfu. We are told a motorcycle hit the van on the left side of the picture. We have no further information at this time about the accident.

September 25, 2009 - 2:42pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, accident.

There is a non-injury accident on State Street near Batavia High School.

A reader reports that traffic is backing up on State Street.

UPDATE 2:53 p.m.: This is now reported as a three-vehicle accident.

Meanwhile there is an injury accident in Oakfield in front of the Yellow Goose store.  No further information available right now.

September 23, 2009 - 8:41pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, Alabama.

A car has driven off the road and into the trees in the area 1950 Roberts Road in Alabama.

Unknown injuries at this time.

UPDATE: First responder reports minor injuries.

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September 23, 2009 - 4:01pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, accident.

(Updated Version)

The driver of a Chevy Aveo suffered a serious-enough head injury to require Mercy Flight Air transportation to an area hospital following a two-car accident in the vicinity of 3892 W. Main Street Road, Batavia.

The woman was initially reported as unconscious, but regained consciousness after emergency personnel arrived on scene.

Deputy James Diehl said his initial investigation indicates the Santa Fe was changing lanes when it struck the Aveo, which was stopped to make a turn.

The driver of the Santa Fe, who was not injured, is likely to be cited, Diehl said, for unreasonable speed with a hazard in the road (the stopped Aveo).

We'll update this post when the official accident report is released.

UPDATE:  The driver of the Santa Fe has been identified as Heather Nadolny, 35, of 2753 Pearl St., Batavia. The driver of the Aveo has been identified as Jeannette N. Orr, 65, of 3396 Dodgeson Road, Alexander. Orr was taken to ECMC via Mercy Flight. This morning, Orr is listed in fair condition.

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September 22, 2009 - 9:29am
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, accident.

An accident with injuries has been reported at 6 Ellicott Place in Batavia.

Batavia Fire and Mercy EMS are responding.

UPDATE: Engine 12 reports one apparently minor injury.

UPDATE: One vehicle suffered substantial rear-end damage.

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September 22, 2009 - 8:55am
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, Bethany.

Five people were injured -- including all members of a family of four from Bear, Delaware -- in a two-vehicle accident on Route 20 in the Town of Bethany at 9:04 p.m. on Monday.

The accident was allegedly caused by a driver pulling onto Route 20 who failed to yield the right-of-way.

Taken to Strong Memorial Hospital was: Quratul-Ain Abbasi, 29; Mansoor H. Khan, 40; Azan M. Kahn, 4; and Mira Kahn, 6.

Abbasi, the driver of the second vehicle, suffered an abdomenal injury, as did 6-year-old Mira. Both Mansoor Kahn and 4-year-old Azan sustained facial injuries.

The driver of the first vehicle was identified as Steven W. Clouse II, 19, of 12479 Allen Road, Chaffee. He was cited for alleged failure to yield right-of-way.

Clouse was reportedly pulling onto Route 20 from West Bethany Road. After stopping, he reportedly proceeded onto Route 20 when his 2000 Buick sedan was struck by Abbasi's car, a 1999 Chevy SUV.

The SUV then traveled off the southeast corner of the intersection, struck a street sign and a telephone box. The SUV then overturned and came to rest off the roadway on the southeast corner of the intersection.

The accident was investigated by Deputy Kevin McCarthy.


September 21, 2009 - 4:10pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, elba, byron.

A motorcyclist who apparently lost control of his bike on Swamp Road in Byron last Wednesday has died as a result of injuries sustained in the accident.

Thomas Legler, 49, of North Byron Road, Elba, died at Strong Memorial Hospital.

Legler was reportedly wearing a helmet, but it was not a Department of Transportation-approved safety helmet.

Deputies investigating the accident concluded that speed was a factor, but there is no evidence Legler was drinking prior to the accident.

September 21, 2009 - 9:01am
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, Le Roy.

A driver who reportedly rear-ended another car on Route 19 in Le Roy at 10:14 p.m. on Saturday was cited for DWI.

The driver of the other vehicle was transported to Strong Memorial Hospital with a back injury.

Michael S. Dranichak, 47, of 8692 Lake Road, Le Roy, was stopped in the northbound lane of Route 19, just north of West Bergen Road, when his 1993 Ford SUV was struck from behind by a car reportedly driven by Samual Avila-Rijo, 37, of 830 Affinity Road, Rochester.

Avila-Rijo was reportedly driving a 1998 Kia. He was reportedly uninjured in the accident.

There were no passengers in either vehicle.

Deputy Bradly D. Mazur investigated the accident.

September 21, 2009 - 8:42am
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, Bank Street Road, accident.

A driver on Bank Street Road in Batavia who tried to avoid striking a cat in the roadway Saturday wound up running into a tree instead.

The driver, Justin T. Barrett, 18, of 6855 Pauline St., Byron, was treated at the scene for a minor shoulder injury.

Barrett was headed northbound on Bank Street Road at 6:10 p.m. when he reportedly swerved to avoid the cat. He said he lost control of his 2004 Ford four-door sedan in the gravel shoulder after his car struck a mailbox at 7834 Bank Street Road. The car continued northbound on the shoulder, turning sideways, until it struck a tree.

There were no passengers in the car.

Deputy Bradley D. Mazur handled the investigation.


September 21, 2009 - 8:29am
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, route 5, Le Roy.

Traffic tickets were issued to both drivers involved in a two-car, minor-injury accident on Route 5 in Le Roy on Saturday at 3:16 p.m.

One driver is accused of failing to yield right-of-way while the other driver was cited for not properly restraining his children in child-safety seats.

The children, ages 2 and 5, were uninjured.

The accident blocked Route 5 in both directions for nearly a half-hour.

Timothy J. Beaumont, 44, of 103 W. Main St., Le Roy, reportedly drove his 2008 Toyota pick-up from a driveway onto Route 5 just west of the intersection with East Bethany-Le Roy Road.

Jason D. Burk, 36, of 9 North St., Apt. 1, Le Roy, was driving a 1995 Mitsubishi two-door sedan westbound on Route 5 when the car struck Beaumont's pick-up.

Burk reportedly suffered a minor burn on his elbow and was treated at the scene. Also treated at the scene for a minor burn on her face was Laurie J. Brady, 40.

Beaumont had no passengers.

The accident was investigated by Deputy Bradley D. Mazur.


September 19, 2009 - 3:36pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, Le Roy.

First responders are requesting an immediate response of tow trucks to an accident on Route 5 at East Bethany-Leroy Road in Le Roy.

The cars involved are blocking traffic in both directions.

No serious injuries were reported as a result of the accident.

UPDATE 3:54 p.m.: Route 5 reopened.

September 17, 2009 - 6:00pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, alexander.

A tractor trailer is on its side on Route 20 just west of Route 98 in Alexander.

Deputy on scene says, "If any injury, very minor."

UPDATE: A heavy wrecker has been requested. The trailer reportedly has about 5,000 lbs of cargo.

UPDATE 8:30 p.m.: The trailer is just now upright on the road.

UPDATE: Route 20 reopened about 8:55 p.m.

September 15, 2009 - 3:54pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, accident.

A head-on collision, with minor injuries, has been reported in front of Tully's on East Main Street.

Engine 12 and Mercy EMS are responding.

UPDATE 4:10 p.m.: I drove by. Nothing to see. Neither car had much damaged and were being driven to a side street.

September 14, 2009 - 3:19pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, accident, Ellicott Street.

Report of a no-injury auto accident on Ellicott Street between Swan and Otis.

The vehicles are blocking a portion of Ellicott currently.

September 13, 2009 - 10:45am
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, Oakfield.

Charges are pending against a driver involved in a one-car rollover accident that sent him to the hospital via Mercy Flight.

Harry L. Flatt, 64, of 3531 Fruit Ave., Medina, was driving on Lewiston Road north of Fisher Road in the Town of Oakfield on Friday at 10:41 p.m. when he apparently lost control of his car.

His car left the road on the east shoulder and then went into a ditch. Flatt apparently tried to steer back onto the roadway. The car struck a large concrete utility block, which caused the car to overturn.

No other information is available at this time. The nature of the pending charges were not specified in the Sheriff's Office press release.

September 8, 2009 - 3:34pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, accident, alexander.

A Batavia man is in satisfactory condition following a single-car, rollover accident on Route 98 in Alexander at 12:22 a.m. Monday.

David E. Stupp, 39, of 8052 North Bennett Heights, Batavia, suffered a fractured neck in the accident.

Stupp was reportedly driving northbound on Route 98 when his 2004 Mercedes-Benz convertible left the east shoulder. The car struck a ditch in a driveway culvert and overturned, coming to rest facing south.

No other people were involved in the accident.

Stupp was cited for DWI, unsafe lane change, speeding and refusal to submit to a breath test.

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