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March 20, 2019 - 3:24pm
posted by Billie Owens in accidents, news, batavia.

A two-car accident with minor injuries is reported in the city at West Main Street and Woodrow Road. It is blocking traffic. City fire and Mercy medics are responding.

March 14, 2019 - 4:24pm
posted by Billie Owens in news, accidents, pembroke.

A head-on car vs. tractor-trailer accident with serious injuries was reported in Pembroke about an hour ago.

The location is 352 Main Road. It is close to the Erie County line.

Pembroke, Indian Falls and East Pembroke fire departments are on scene along with an ambulance.

Two Mercy Flight helicopters on standby were cancelled.

The accident is blocking traffic and the road is closed. There is a large debris field. The semi is in a ditch.

UPDATE 5:52 p.m.: Law enforcement command at the scene confirms this a fatal accident.

March 4, 2019 - 5:38pm
posted by Billie Owens in accidents, news, Stafford.

A three-vehicle collision with injuries is reported at Route 5 and Batavia Stafford Townline Road. Stafford Fire Department is responding along with Mercy medics.

UPDATE 5:42 p.m.: Mercy medic #1 and Le Roy ambulance are called -- second and third ambulances to the scene.

February 28, 2019 - 7:55pm
posted by Billie Owens in accidents, batavia, news.

A two-vehicle accident is reported at West Main Street Road (Route 5) and Hartshorn Road, Town of Batavia. One vehicle rolled over and there is entrapment. East Pembroke Fire Department is responding along with Mercy medics.

UPDATED 7:56 p.m.: A second Mercy rig is called to the scene.

February 27, 2019 - 1:12pm
posted by Billie Owens in accidents, news, bergen.

A car-into-tree accident, with airbag deployment, is reported on westbound Route 490 by mile marker 3.0. Bergen Fire Department and Le Roy Fire Department and Ambulance Service are responding.

UPDATE 1:14 p.m.: Bergen command is holding all units in quarters.

February 25, 2019 - 2:55pm
posted by Billie Owens in news, alexander, accidents.

From the Attica Police Department regarding an accident in the Town of Alexander:

The Attica Police Department responded to a reported car into a house accident at 63 Buffalo St., Attica, at about 6:38 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 23.

Upon arrival officers found a 2004 Honda had gone off the roadway and struck a house causing significant damage to the vehicle and structural damage to the residence. The operator of the vehicle, 33-year-old Nathan S. Bowes, sustained minor injuries and was evaluated by EMS staff at the scene, however refused any further medical aid.

Upon further investigation it was determined that alcohol was involved and the accident location was outside of the Village of Attica and in the Town of Alexander, Genesee County.

Genesee County Sheriff Office was contacted and the scene was turned over to deputies DeMuth and Glor for further investigation.

Town of Alexander Building Code was contact and responded. It was determined that the section of the residence was inhabitable due to the significant structural damage.

Attica Fire Department and EMS assisted at the scene along with Alexander Fire Department. The incident scene was on Buffalo Street east of Sokol Drive.

February 24, 2019 - 3:42am
posted by Billie Owens in Le Roy, accidents, news, notify.

Photo courtesy of Alecia Kaus, of Video News Service.

A two-vehicle accident is reported, with one of the vehicles crashed into a house at 77 Clay St. in Le Roy. It's in the village between Wolcott and Myrtle streets. Le Roy Fire Department, Le Roy Ambulance Service and Mercy medics are responding. 

A first responder on scene says there are three patients. Mercy Flight out of Batavia is put on standby. Pavilion Fire Department is called for extrication. An ambulance out of Monroe County is requested.

Le Roy Fire Police are going to shut down all northbound traffic on Route 19 at Munson Street.

UPDATE 3:46 a.m.: Le Roy command asks that Route 19 at Route 5 also be shut down.

UPDATE 3:53 a.m.: Serious injuries are possible. The county's Crash Management Team is being called in and along with a code enforcement officer. Mercy Flight is called to the scene. It will land at the Le Roy Ambulance Service base on Tountas Avenue.

UPDATE 3:59 a.m.: Mercy Flight has a 12-minute ETA.

UPDATE 4:05 a.m.: The Mercy Flight landing zone is changed to the area by the middle school field by the bus garage. One patient has been extricated.

UPDATE 4:14 a.m.: Mercy Flight has landed. All patients extricated.

UPDATE 4:16 a.m.: Le Roy medics are transporting one patient to the Mercy Flight helicopter.

UPDATE 4:26 a.m.: Alecia Kaus, of Video News Service, who is at the scene, says: "According to Le Roy Police Chief Hayward, this was a one-vehicle accident. A car lost control at the curve and struck a house. Three males were in the vehicle. One front-seat passenger has died at the scene. The driver and another passenger were transported to Strong Hospital, one via Mercy Flight and one via ambulance."

UPDATE 4:31 a.m.: The gas is being shut off at the house on Clay Street where the crash occurred.

UPDATE 4:34 a.m.: Alecia Kaus says no one inside the house was injured. There was no one in the first-floor apartment at the time of the crash; the second-floor occupants were unharmed.

UPDATE 4:36 a.m.: State DOT will be notified about a traffic sign that will need to be replaced.

UPDATE 4:48 a.m.: Le Roy fire's auxiliary was summoned about 20 minutes ago.

UPDATE 4:53 a.m.: Le Roy ambulance is back in service.

UPDATE 5:48 a.m.: The State Police are in charge of the scene now; the vehicle is covered. A picture(s) of the vehicle involved will be posted later when it becomes available. No more updates anticipated until then.

February 13, 2019 - 3:20pm
posted by Billie Owens in accidents, news, pembroke.

A two-vehicle collision with injuries is reported on Read Road in Pembroke, north of Genesee Street. East Pembroke Fire Department is responding along with Mercy medics.

February 3, 2019 - 5:48pm
posted by Billie Owens in accidents, news, batavia.


A semi and a burgundy coupe collided at the intersection of Ellicott Street and Summit/Liberty. City fire, police and Mercy medics are on scene. Traffic was backed up in both directions, but traffic lanes are being reopened now.

The female driver of the coupe may have minor injuries and is being transported by Mercy medics to UMMC for evaluation. The truck driver appears to be uninjured. He faces a citation for allegedly running a red light. 

February 2, 2019 - 4:55pm
posted by Billie Owens in accidents, Bethany, news.

An accident is completely blocking the westbound lane of Broadway Road (Route 20) in Bethany after a collision between two vehicles near Francis Road. Minor injuiries reported. Bethany Fire Department and Mercy medics are responding.

UPDATE 5 p.m.: Alexander Fire Department is called to the scene to assist Bethany. Traffic assistance is needed.

UPDATE 5:35 p.m.: Alexander reported it had returned to its fire hall about 10 minutes ago. A female is being transported to UMMC with complaints of neck pain.

UPDATE 5:44 p.m.: Bethany is back in service and the road is open.

February 2, 2019 - 2:42pm
posted by Billie Owens in accidents, news, Tonawanda Indian Reservation.

A person is complaining of an arm injury after a two-car collision in front of the Totem Pole Smoke Shop on the Tonawanda Indian Reservation. The address is 1031 Ledge Road. Alabama Fire Department and Mercy medics are responding.

February 2, 2019 - 1:55pm
posted by Billie Owens in accidents, news, elba.

A motor-vehicle accident, with two people unconscious, is reported on Oak Orchard Road (Route 98), between Edgerton Road and Batavia Elba Townline Road. Elba Fire Department is responding. Road conditions are said to be icy and hazardous.

UPDATE 2:12 p.m.: A law enforcement officer confirmed this is a double fatal accident. No other information is available at this time. The scene is under investigation.

UPDATE 6:05 p.m.: After more than a three-hour wait, troopers refused to allow media access to the scene or release further information. We did have access to the scene for a few minutes shortly after the accident. The roadway, for at least a 100-yard stretch, was covered in several inches of snow, blown over the roadway by wind. Route 98 coming out of Batavia had at least two stretches of similarly snow-impacted roadway. It was only after the accident that State DOT plow trucks showed up (after troopers contacted the DOT about the need for plowing). We're not sure when or if the State Police will release more information.

UPDATE 6:32 p.m.: The state has the legal authority to go onto private property to erect snow fencing. In past years, the state has put up snow fences on Route 98 along sections of roadway subject to snow drift. This year, the state has not put up snow fencing on state-maintained Route 98.

UPDATE 11:05 p.m.: State Police have yet to release any further information.

February 2, 2019 - 12:17pm
posted by Billie Owens in accidents, news, batavia, Stafford.

A car crashed into a pole barn at 8668 Route 237. Everyone is out of the vehicle; believed to be no injuries. The location is south of Prentice Road. Stafford Fire Department is responding.

UPDATE 12:18 p.m.: Confirmed there are no injuries.

UPDATE 12:25 p.m.: "It looks like the barn may come down when we pull the vehicle out," says a firefighter at the scene.

Also, in the City of Batavia, westbound traffic is down to one lane and traffic is congested on West Main Street near Thomas Avenue following a collision.

January 30, 2019 - 1:26pm
posted by Billie Owens in Le Roy, accidents, news.

An accident with injuries involving multiple vehicles is reported in Le Roy at 6874 W. Main Road (Route 5), just east of Bater Road. Le Roy fire and ambulance are responding.

January 30, 2019 - 1:23pm
posted by Billie Owens in news, Darien, accidents.

A motor-vehicle accident with injuries and blocking traffic is reported in Darien at 1632 Broadway Road (Route 20), east of Route 77. It's in front of Triple-C Truck and Gas Corp. Darien fire and ambulance are responding. 

UPDATE 2:17 p.m. (by Howard): Traffic is tied up, reduced to one lane of travel, and so the tow truck is having a difficult time getting to the scene.

January 19, 2019 - 2:43pm
posted by Billie Owens in news, accidents, Alabama.

A one-vehicle rollover accident with injuries is reported at 5992 Knowlesville Road in Alabama. The location is between East Shelby and Roberts roads, just north of Oak Orchard Creek. Alabama Fire Department and Mercy medics are responding.

UPDATE 2:55 p.m. (by Howard): Four people are out of the vehicle. One child has a hand injury.

January 19, 2019 - 1:47pm
posted by Billie Owens in accidents, news, pembroke, indian falls.

A motor-vehicle accident is reported on the eastbound Thruway at mile marker 402.7 and it is blocking traffic. Unknown injuries. Pembroke and Indian Falls fire departments and Mercy medics are responding.

UPDATE 2:05 p.m.: Mercy medics are on location at the accident are looking for assistance in blocking traffic. East Pembroke Fire Department is called to mile marker 395.5 on the westbound Thruway to provide this assistance.

UPDATE 2:07 p.m.: A fire chief requests all East Pembroke equipment to stand by in quarters.

UPDATE 2:18 p.m.: All available manpower of the East Pembroke Fire Department is requested to the fire hall.

January 18, 2019 - 3:50pm
posted by Billie Owens in news, accidents, Stafford.


A dump truck rollover accident with unknown injuries is reported on Route 33 near Ivison Road in Stafford. Stafford Fire Department and Mercy medics are responding.

UPDATE 4:22 p.m.: This was a construction company dump truck towing a small trailer. Law enforcement says what caused the vehicle to veer off the roadway and rollover is unknown. Two patients were transported to Strong Memorial Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. No other vehicles were involved.




January 15, 2019 - 4:15pm
posted by Billie Owens in accidents, Alabama, news.

A personal injury accident involving two vehicles is reported at Route 77 and Judge Road. Smoke is coming from one of the vehicles. One is off the roadway, and a jackknifed tractor-trailer is partially blocking the roadway. Oakfield's rescue unit is asked to respond mutual aid to extricate one patient. Alabama Fire Department and Mercy medics are also responding.

January 7, 2019 - 12:13pm
posted by Billie Owens in batavia, accidents, news.

A three-vehicle accident is reported at Ellicott and Jackson, near Angotti Beverages. One driver is injured. City police and fire are on scene and Mercy medics are responding. Two flatbeds will be needed for tows.

UPDATE 12:13 p.m.: Two additional patients are reported. Mercy medics are on scene. Reports that a pedestrian was struck proved false.

UPDATE 12:39 p.m.: An 85-year-old female patient is transported to UMMC for evaluation.

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