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July 11, 2020 - 3:30pm
posted by Billie Owens in accidents, news, batavia.

A two-vehicle accident occurred on Veterans Memorial Drive in Batavia in front of the CountryMax store. No injuries reported. There was a family of three in the silver SUV in the forefront, and a family of four in the other one.

Town of Batavia Fire Department, Mercy medics and law enforcement responded.

July 11, 2020 - 5:30am
posted by Billie Owens in accidents, news, bergen.

A one-vehicle rollover accident with injuries is reported at 7311 W. Bergen Road in Bergen. There are four occupants and one is entrapped underneath the vehicle. All are said to be conscious. Mercy Flight out of Buffalo is called to the scene. Bergen and Byron fire departments are responding, along with Mercy medics and law enforcement.

The helicopter landing zone will be at Byron-Bergen Central School.

A heavy wrecker tow is called to be expedited to the scene. The location is between Lyman and Dublin roads.

UPDATE 5:35 a.m.: Mutual aid from Churchville Fire Department is requested.

UPDATE 5:41 a.m.: There's is a second vehicle involved in this accident.

UPDATE 5:44 a.m.: Churchville is asked to expedite their response and to bring airbags. Mercy Flight has an eight to 10 minute ETA.

UPDATE 5:57 a.m.: Mercy Flight has landed.

UPDATE 6:02 a.m.: They are still working to extricate the entrapped person. One person is being taken to Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester.

UPDATE 6:05 a.m.: Mercy medic #3 is taking a patient to Strong.

UPDATE 6:13 a.m.: The entrapped patient has been extricated.

UPDATE 6:22 a.m.: Medics are taking the extricated patient from the crash site to the landing zone at the school for hospital transport by Mercy Flight.

UPDATE 6:42 a.m.: "Mercy Flight is airborne to Strong with one."

UPDATE 6:43 a.m.: The assignment is back in service.

UPDATE 8:13 a.m.: There was no second vehicle involved. This incident involved a black Ford sedan southbound on West Bergen Road, occupied by four teenagers, according to Sgt. Jason Saile of the county's Crash Management Team. No alcohol or drugs were involved, Saile said. The preliminary investigation indicates the accident was possibly caused by inattentiveness and/or sleepiness. The vehicle went off the road and clipped the edge of a concrete culvert and continued southward for more than a 100 yards, partially off the road. The driver then managed to get the vehicle back onto the roadway, before overcorrecting. The car went off the shoulder of the road, overturned, clipped a tree, causing it to overturn, then it struck another tree and rotate on its roof coming to rest facing east. Of the four in the car, only the driver was wearing a seat belt. A female backseat passenger was ejected and pinned in a ditch, under the trunk of the vehicle. Airbags were deployed to lift up the car and extricate the victim. That 17-year-old female was airlifted to Strong Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, including a leg injury. Another victim was transported by ground ambulance; the two others were uninjured. 

July 9, 2020 - 5:10pm
posted by Billie Owens in accidents, batavia, news, scanner.

A car vs. pedestrian accident with what is believed to be a minor hand injury to a young male is reported in the area of 38 Dellinger Ave. in the city. City fire and Mercy medics are responding. The location is between Washington Avenue and West Main Street. A box truck involved is reported to be in Tops Plaza on Lewiston Road and city PD is responding there.

July 6, 2020 - 12:45pm
posted by Billie Owens in accidents, news, pembroke.


A three-vehicle collision with injuries is reported at Route 77 and Gabbey Road / Indian Falls Road, Pembroke. Pembroke and Indian Falls fire departments are responding along with two Mercy medics and Sheriff's deputies. A first responder on scene says there's debris all over the roadway. One vehicle is in a field, two more are off the road. Alabama Fire Police are called for traffic control.

UPDATE 12:45 p.m.: Three flatbed tows are called in. One victim is an 48-year-old with a minor arm injury.

UPDATE 12:47 p.m.: One person has an abdominal injury and bruising.

UPDATE 12:51 p.m.: Traffic will be shut down at Akron Road.

UPDATE 12:53 p.m.: A third ambulance -- a Mercy BLS unit -- is called to the scene.

UPDATE 1:14 p.m.: One patient is being transported to ECMC. The roadway will be reopened shortly.

UPDATE 1:34 p.m.: The roads are reopened and the assignment is back in service.

UPDATE 3:40 p.m. (by Howard): The accident report states that Ireland M. Sutton, 20, of Alexander, was driving a 2009 Chevy sedan southbound on Route 77 when she allegedly failed to stop for a car in front of her. That car was a 2015 Kia driven by Shamar Spinks, 27, of Buffalo. Spinks had his Kia stopped while waiting to make a left-hand turn at the intersection of Alleghany Road and Indian Falls Road. The collision pushed the Kia sideways and into the northbound lane of traffic. It was struck by a 2016 Chevy sedan driving by Joseph H. Hooker, 46, of Akron. Sutton was cited for allegedly following too closely. She, along with Spinks, and Michael J. Hooker, 8, were transported to area hospitals for evaluation. Neither Joseph Hooker nor K.A. Tierson-Hooker, 48, a passenger in the third vehicle, were injured. The accident was investigated by Deputy Kevin McCarthy.

Photos submitted by Josh Sibbald.


July 2, 2020 - 4:03pm
posted by Billie Owens in Darien, news, accidents.

A two-vehicle accident is reported at Route 77 and McVean Road in Darien. One of the vehicles rolled over. Unknown injuries. Darien Fire Department and EMS are responding.

July 2, 2020 - 3:18pm
posted by Billie Owens in accidents, news, batavia.

A two-vehicle accident that is blocking traffic is reported in the city at West Main Street and Lewiston Road. City fire and Mercy medics are responding. Unknown injuries.

UPDATE 3:23 p.m.: At least one of the vehicles has been removed from the roadway.

UPDATE 3:31 p.m.: The vehicle that allegedly caused the accident left the scene, heading westbound on Route 5. The 2005 Honda Odyssey (color not given) is said the be registered to an owner on Transit Road. An officer is going to try and locate the vehicle and owner.

July 1, 2020 - 9:45pm
posted by Billie Owens in news, Le Roy, accidents.

A possible drowning was reported at a quarry in Le Roy -- at the junction of Gulf and Circular Hill roads. Then the dispatcher said the potential victim was "out of the water...possibly intoxicated...and climbing the hill." Le Roy fire and medics are responding.

June 29, 2020 - 3:50pm
posted by Billie Owens in news, Alabama, accidents.

medA vehicle that appears to be occupied has been found 20 or 30 feet down a roadside embankment at Judge and Feeder roads, Alabama. Alabama Fire Department and Mercy medics are responding. Mercy Flight #5 in Batavia is on ground standby.

UPDATE 3:52 p.m.: A first responder on scene confirms the vehicle is occupied and said it appears the person has been there for a couple of hours. "I don't now if Mercy Flight will be needed, but we're going to have a really tough time getting down there; maybe some fire truck ladders could be used to bring them up." He went on to say the victim appears to have sustained superficial injuries to head, arms and legs.

UPDATE 4:03 p.m.: An extension ladder will be deployed. An investigator is called to the scene.

UPDATE 4:19 p.m.: Mercy Flight was canceled. The patient was extricated and is at the ambulance with medics.

UPDATE 4:25 p.m.: A couple of tow trucks will be called in. Command says 100 or more feet of tow chain will be needed for job along with a winch. The vehicle is at least 20 feet down a steep embankment.

UPDATE 4:32 p.m.: The Department of Environmental Conservation is being notified because "the vehicle is in a crick" and it is on Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge property. Mercy medics are taking the victim by ambulance to Erie County Medical Center.

June 28, 2020 - 2:12pm
posted by Billie Owens in news, Le Roy, scanner, accidents.

A two-vehicle accident is reported at 100 Main St., Le Roy, the Le Roy Service Center. The property-damage accident involved a pickup truck towing a camping trailer and a white SUV.

The drivers got into a verbal altercation and the pickup truck allegedly attempted to leave the scene, then when a Le Roy officer arrived and is out with the operators now.

No injuries reported.

UPDATE 2:13 p.m.: "Things have calmed down," reports the officer. "Minor MVA." He's leaving the scene and another officer is taking over to write the report.

June 24, 2020 - 2:26pm
posted by Billie Owens in accidents, alexander, news.

A UTV accident is reported in Alexander. Two people are injured, one with an arm injury, the other with a leg injury. They are at a house in the 11000 block of Bowen Road. Alexander Fire Department and Mercy medics are responding.

June 21, 2020 - 1:53pm
posted by Billie Owens in batavia, news, accidents.

A one-vehicle rollover accident, believed to be with no injuries, is reported at 8068 Lewiston Road. Town of Batavia Fire Department is responding along with Mercy medics. The location is between the Interstate 90 bridge and Galloway Road.

UPDATE 1:55 p.m.: The driver and sole occupant is out of the vehicle.

June 21, 2020 - 10:00am
posted by Billie Owens in news, alexander, accidents.

A two-vehicle accident with injuries is reported at 4119 Broadway Road (Route 20) in Alexander. Alexander Fire Department and Mercy medics are responding. The location is between Browns Mill and Molasses Hill roads.

A first responder on scene reports injuries appear to be minor and says medics can continue in non-emergency mode. There is a lot of debris in the roadway and traffic control is needed until it can be removed.

UPDATE 10:02 a.m.: "Looks like we'll have sign-offs, minor glass cuts," says a first responder. Mercy medics are put back in service.

June 6, 2020 - 5:41pm
posted by Billie Owens in news, elba, accidents.

A two-vehicle accident, unknown injuries, is reported at Oak Orchard Road and Lockport Road, which is east of Route 98 (Quaker Hill Road). Elba Fire Department and Mercy medics are responding.

UPDATE 5:42 p.m.: A caller to dispatch reports no injuries.

UPDATE 5:45 p.m.: A first responder corrects the location -- the accident scene is at Oak Orchard and North Byron roads.

UPDATE 6:28 p.m.: The Elba assignment is back in service.

June 5, 2020 - 11:52am
posted by Billie Owens in news, accidents, scanner, batavia.

A car reportedly struck a pedestrian at North Street and Bank Street in the city. The pedestrian was able to get up and is conscious and alert. City fire and Mercy medics are responding.

June 3, 2020 - 2:28pm
posted by Billie Owens in news, Le Roy, accidents.

A three-vehicle accident is reported, with unknown injuries, on the eastbound Thruway at mile marker 380. Le Roy fire and ambulance are responding.

UPDATE 2:29 p.m.: Le Roy requests mutual aid from Mercy medics and they are responding.

UPDATE 2:45 p.m.: One of the vehicles involved is a semi. A portion of the roadway is being shut down completely in order to clear away debris from the accident.

May 26, 2020 - 9:27pm
posted by Billie Owens in news, notify, batavia, accidents.
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A serious injury accident is reported in front of Dave's Ice Cream on West Main Street Road in Batavia. Two Mercy flights are called to the scene; one has a 30-minute ETA. Town of Batavia Fire Department is responding along with Mercy medics. East Pembroke is called for traffic control. 

Eastbound Route 5 is to be shut down at Kelsey Road.

UPDATE 9:30 p.m.: East Pembroke Fire Department is also responding.

UPDATE 9:31 p.m.: Both patients are extricated. Mercy Flights are to land east of the scene. East Pembroke is on scene.

UPDATE 9:38 p.m.: Mercy Flight Central with a 15- to 20-minute ETA is cancelled. The patient will be transported to a hospital via ground ambulance.

UPDATE 10:50 p.m. (By Howard): A sedan occupied by three teenage males was exiting the parking lot at Dave's Ice Cream when it was struck in the side by a semi-truck. All three occupants are considered in critical condition though the injuries are not necessarily life-threatening. Crash Management is conducting an investigation as a precaution. The investigation is ongoing.

May 24, 2020 - 8:36pm
posted by Billie Owens in accidents, news, byron, south byron.

A motor vehicle crashed into a pole and injuries are reported at 6378 Byron-Holley Road.

Byron and South Byron fire departments are called to the scene along with Mercy medics. Fire Police are called to set up a landing zone for Mercy Flight.

UPDATE 8:37 p.m.: RG&E is called to the scene.

UPDATE 8:42 p.m.: Mercy Flight is preparing to land behind the Byron Fire Hall.

UPDATE 8:57 p.m.: One patient is going by Mercy Flight to Strong Memorial Hospital. Another patient is going to strong via Mercy EMS.

May 22, 2020 - 4:24pm
posted by Billie Owens in accidents, news, batavia.

A car vs. pedestrian accident with injuries occurred at 144 State St. The location is between Park and Richmond avenues in the city. City fire, Mercy medics and police are on scene.

May 19, 2020 - 11:51am
posted by Billie Owens in bergen, accidents, news.

From NYS Police:

On May 18 at approximately 11:55 a.m., Troopers responded to State Route 262 just east of South Lake Road in the Town of Bergen for a pedestrian struck by a motor vehicle.

Further investigation revealed that a 2012 Nissan Rogue operated by David A. Yulfo, 28, was traveling east on State Route 262 and crossed into the westbound lane and onto the shoulder striking a runner, Kara G. Hall, 25, of Bergen.

The Nissan continued traveling off the roadway striking a fire hydrant and coming to rest after striking a tree.

Yulfo was taken to Strong Memorial Hospital for minor injuries. Hall was pronounced deceased at the scene. 

NYSP Collision Reconstruction Unit, Bergen Fire Department and the Genesee County Sheriff’s Office assisted with this investigation.

(For previous coverage, click here.)

May 18, 2020 - 7:24pm
posted by Billie Owens in accidents, news, scanner, bergen, notify.

Four people are reportedly injured and two of them are unresponsive after a car vs. pole accident in Bergen.

The location is Buffalo Street Extension and Townline Road. Route 19 is to be shut down. Mercy Flight #5 out of Batavia is called to land at Swamp and Jerico roads.

Bergen Fire Police are requested to shut down Buffalo Street at Route 262 and Jerico Road at Route 262.

The Genesee County Crash Management Team is notified.

UPDATE 7:28 p.m.: National Grid is notified that pole #7834 is damaged. A second victim has been extricated from the wreckage. Mercy Flight will land directly at the scene, east of Swamp and Jerico roads, on a farm field on the north side of Route 262.

UPDATE 7:31 p.m.: Mercy Flight has landed.

UPDATE 7:41: National Grid reps are on scene.

UPDATE 8:53 p.m.: According to Genesee County Sheriff's Sgt. Andrew Hale, there were three occupants in one vehicle, not four. The vehicle was westbound on Townline Road when for unknown reasons it crossed a double yellow line and slammed into a utility pole on the opposite side of the roadway. The male driver was pronounced dead at the scene; a male passenger was airlifted to Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester via Mercy Flight; and a female passenger was transported to Strong by Mercy EMS. The condition of both patients is unknown at this time. The accident remains under investigation.

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