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January 11, 2019 - 10:27am
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, news, batavia.

An accident with minor injuries has been reported at Court and Ellicott streets, Batavia, involving a city plow.

City fire, Mercy EMS and City PD on scene.

January 10, 2019 - 11:13am
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, news, batavia.

A hit-and-run accident is reported on Lewiston Road.

The suspect vehicle is a white Ryder box truck. Unknown direction of travel.

The victim is now at West Main and Woodrow Road.

A deputy is responding from Bethany.

January 10, 2019 - 10:12am
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, news, Darien.

A motor-vehicle accident is reported in the area of 677 Genesee St., Darien.

There are no injuries. The driver is out of the vehicle and walking around; however, the vehicle struck a gas meter causing a gas leak.

Darien fire dispatched.

A deputy on scene says, "you can contact the gas company. I can just hear the gas pouring out of there."

A dispatcher says they're on the phone with National Fuel now.

UPDATE 10:18 a.m.: Corfu fire requested to the scene.

UPDATE 10:38 a.m.: Genesee Street (Route 33) is being shut down west of the Village of Corfu.

January 5, 2019 - 12:28am
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, news, pembroke, notify.


A Pembroke farmer was killed Friday evening after his tractor, hauling round bales of hay, was struck from behind by a northbound SUV on a darkened South Lake Road.

The Sheriff's Office investigating the accident and has identified the farmer as Roger A. Sweet.

According to area residents, Sweet raised goats at his small farm on South Lake Road and had a hay field on Maple Road. He regularly drove his tractor, loaded with hay on spikes, from his field on Maple Road to his place on South Lake.

The crash was reported at 5:54 p.m., approximately 70 minutes after sunset.

Preliminary indications are, according to sources at the scene, that he had minimal lighting and reflectors on his Massey-Ferguson tractor.

His wife reportedly heard the crash and rushed outside.

The driver of the 2017 Equinox that struck the tractor, Janet I. Miller, of Rochester, was not injured. The spike holding the back bale of hay on the tractor did not hit the vehicle squarely and did not penetrate the driver's compartment.

Sweet was pronounced dead at the scene by Coroner Karen Lang.

The accident is being investigated by Chief Deputy Joseph Graff, Sgt. Andrew Hale, Investigator Chad Minuto, Investigator James Diehl, of the Crash Management Team, Deputy Kyle Krzemien, and Trooper Kelli Fitch.

Assisting at the scene were members of the Pembroke, Alabama, Indian Falls, East Pembroke and Corfu fire departments, along with Mercy EMS, Dickinson's Auto Services, and Ron and Newt's Towing.

(Initial report)




January 4, 2019 - 11:35pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in elba, news, accident.

A vehicle has hit a utility pole in the area of 7189 Road, Elba, and there is airbag deployment, but there is nobody in the car, according to the caller.

Elba fire and Mercy EMS dispatched.

A trooper on scene reports wires down.

UPDATE 11:37 p.m.: The pole is snapped in half.

UPDATE 11:40 p.m.: Heavy front-end, driver-side damage.

UPDATE 11:48 p.m.: Mercy EMS back in service. No patient found.

January 4, 2019 - 5:57pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, news, pembroke.

An SUV and hay wagon have reportedly collided in the area of 9341 South Lake Road, Pembroke.

Unknown injuries.

Pembroke and Indian Falls fire departments and Mercy EMS dispatched.

UPDATE 5:57 p.m.: Subject trapped under the hay wagon. Dispatchers checking the availability of Mercy Flight.

UPDATE 6 p.m.: Road being closed at Maple and at Cohocton. Corfu Fire Police requested to assist.

UPDATE 6:08 p.m.: Mercy Flight is canceled.

UPDATE 7:04 p.m.: This is a fatal accident. It appears the male driver of a Massey Ferguson tractor hauling a hay bale(s) was northbound on South Lake Road when he attempted to turn into his driveway and was rear-ended by a northbound SUV. The collision caused the tractor to snap in two and roll on top of the man. The SUV driver was not injured. The Crash Management Team is on site and preliminary indications are that the tractor had insufficient lighting and reflectors. The investigation continues.

December 31, 2018 - 2:08pm
posted by Billie Owens in accident, news, batavia.

A two-car accident with possible minor injuries is blocking traffic at Woodrow Road and West Main Street in the city. City fire and Alexander ambulance are responding (no Mercy rig is currently available).

December 24, 2018 - 11:13am
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, news, batavia.

A three-car accident is reported at West Main Street and South Lyon Street, Batavia.

Minor injuries reported.

Traffic is blocked. 

City fire and Mercy EMS dispatched.

UPDATE 11:15 a.m.: One minor leg injury, reported. Also, city fire responding reports a property damage accident at Main and Court.

December 24, 2018 - 11:09am
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, news, Bethany.

A truck is on its side in a ditch in the area of 9806 Creek Road, Bethany.

Minor injuries reported.

Bethany fire and Mercy EMS dispatched.

UPDATE 11:17 a.m.: Confirmed minor injuries. Responding units can proceed with caution, non-emergency.

December 24, 2018 - 10:49am
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, news, alexander.

A motor-vehicle accident with no injuries is reported at 9481 Alexander Road, Alexander.

Alexander fire and ambulance dispatched.

An Alexander chief on scene requests fire police for traffic control.

The roads are slick and units should proceed non-emergency and with caution.

UPDATE 10:52 a.m.: Shortly after a chief mentions "we need to get people to slow down," he reports, "we've got another one in a ditch." The roads are slippery.

UPDATE 10:54 a.m.: A DOT salt truck is in route.

UPDATE 11:04 a.m.: One member of fire police warns the other to "be carefull -- these people are not listening or following directions."

December 22, 2018 - 9:30am
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, news, byron.

A personal injury accident is reported in the area of 6994 Tripp Road, Byron.

One patient was reportedly in route to Strong for a medical issue at the time of the accident.

Byron and South Byron fire departments dispatched along with Mercy EMS; however, once fire chiefs were on scene, an ambulance was told to respond non-emergency.

The roadway is blocked and traffic is being shut down.

UPDATE 9:39 a.m.: A patient is being transported to Strong by Mercy EMS.

December 18, 2018 - 3:58pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, news, batavia.

An accident with injuries is reported on West Main Street Road, east of Wortendyke Road, Batavia.

East Pembroke fire and Mercy EMS responding.

UPDATE 4:19 p.m.: East Pembroke assignment is back in service.

December 16, 2018 - 6:58pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in news, accident, pembroke.


A motor-vehicle accident is reported in the area of 8144 Slusser Road, Pembroke.

Unknown injuries but the caller reports hearing somebody yelling for help.

East Pembroke fire and Mercy EMS dispatched.

UPDATE 7:02 p.m.: A deputy on scene hasn't found anything. The caller reported hearing two loud bangs and hearing somebody yelling for help and seeing a car. A chief on scene suggests the vehicle left. Now there's a suggestion to check the creek.

UPDATE 7:07 p.m.: The car is completely submerged under water. The driver is out and soaked. A chief asks for the ETA of the ambulance and says he'll need wetsuits. 

UPDATE 7:17 p.m: The patient is being transported to UMMC for evaluation. He was in the water for about two minutes. No injuries. Vitals within normal limits.

CLARIFICATION: It was the deputy on scene who suggested the car had left the scene after initially not being able to find it.

UPDATE 10:07 p.m.: Submitted photos added.




December 12, 2018 - 7:22am
posted by Howard B. Owens in news, Alabama, accident.

A one-vehicle rollover accident is reported in the area of 1093 Lewiston Road, Alabama.

Dispatchers are checking on the availability of Mercy Flight. 

Alabama fire and Mercy EMS responding.

An off-duty police officer is on scene and he reports a person is pinned in the vehicle but is conscious and alert.

UPDATE 7:23 a.m.: The person is reportedly out of the vehicle, only minor neck pain cited as injuries.

December 11, 2018 - 5:05pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, news, batavia.

A black sedan reportedly hit another vehicle near Center and School streets, Batavia, and then fled down School Street.

The vehicle should have front, passenger-side damage.

Batavia PD is responding.

December 10, 2018 - 6:37am
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, news, pembroke.


A tanker truck is on its side, in a ditch, in front of the Flying J on Route 77 in Pembroke.

No injuries are reported. The driver is out and walking around.

No leaks are reported. The tanker is hauling motor oil.

The tanker is leaning against a utility pole. National Grid requested to the scene.

Traffic is not blocked.

Pembroke and Indian Falls fire departments responding. Mercy EMS can go back in service.

UPDATE 11 a.m.: A heavy wrecker is on scene and the plan originally was to use big airbags to help lift the truck so it could be uprighted. But when a DEC officer arrived he ordered that the oil be drained from the truck into another tanker before it is lifted out of the ditch. A trooper on scene would not provide information on the accident. We are attempting to get more information about the cause. One northbound lane is closed while crews work on removing the truck. The tanker contains 6,500 gallons of motor oil. The trucking company is from Limerock, Pa., though the truck has Ohio plates and the trailer has Idaho plates.




November 28, 2018 - 10:06am
posted by Howard B. Owens in Le Roy, accident, news.

A traffic accident is reported the area of Lake Street Road and West Bergen Road with a vehicle accident off the road and an unresponsive male in the vehicle.

The caller is a passerby who could not identify the location precisely and dispatchers could not plot his phone location.

Le Roy fire and Le Roy ambulance responding.

UPDATE 10:06 a.m.: A vehicle has been located on Route 19 just north of Orcon and the driver reports no injuries. A trooper on scene also reports the driver is fine. Le Roy police and Le Roy fire continuing to check the area just in case but the pickup truck located matches the description. Le Roy is holding its equipment in quarters.

UPDATE 10:11 a.m.: Le Roy back in service. Le Roy ambulance back in service.

November 27, 2018 - 9:29am
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, news, elba.

A person has been struck by a forklift at a location on Transit Road in Elba.

The victim is having trouble breathing.

Elba fire and Mercy EMS responding.

Mercy Flight is unavailable due to weather.

UPDATE 9:44 a.m.: Elba fire is back in service.

UPDATE: The patient was transported by ground ambulance to Strong, according to the Sheriff's Office. There is no further information available at this time.

November 25, 2018 - 6:01pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, news, thruway.

A four-vehicle accident, unknown injuries, is reported in the area of mile marker 397.8 in the eastbound lane of the Thruway.

East Pembroke fire and Mercy EMS responding.

UPDATE 6:07 p.m.: A second ambulance requested to the scene, non-emergency.

UPDATE 6:12 p.m.: The East Pembroke chief is requesting Pembroke fire to shut down the Thruway, eastbound, at the Pembroke exit. "It would probably be better for them to get off in Pembroke and back on in Batavia," he said. He said traffic is already backed up to Route 77.

November 25, 2018 - 11:02am
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, news, Bethany.

A rollover accident with a minor injury is reported on Silver Road, just south of Route 20, in Bethany.

A Bethany chief on scene reports the driver is out of the vehicle. Traffic is not blocked.

Bethany fire and Mercy EMS dispatched.

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