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July 27, 2020 - 10:01am
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, news, pembroke, thruway.

A motor-vehicle accident has been reported in the westbound lane of the Thruway near mile marker 400 with four people trapped in a vehicle.

Unknown injuries.

Pembroke fire, Indian Falls fire, along with East Pembroke and two ambulances from Mercy EMS dispatched.

UPDATE 10:07 a.m.: The only reason the four people can't get out of the vehicle is they are blocked in by trees. No injuries.

UPDATE 10:14 a.m.: All occupants out of the vehicle.

July 6, 2020 - 5:30pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, news, pembroke, thruway.


A Chevy Blazer has reportedly struck a toll booth at the 48a Exit of the Thruway in Lane 5.

Unknown injuries but an ambulance is requested to the scene and entrapment was reported. The subject is out now.

An oil and gas spill is reported.

Indian Falls fire and Pembroke fire on scene. Mercy EMS responding.

UPDATE 5:31 p.m.: Only one injury reported. The driver of the vehicle. The driver is conscious and alert, reporting neck pain. 

Reader-submitted photo.

June 3, 2020 - 6:14pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, thruway, Le Roy, news.


While Le Roy fire and Bergen fire were on the Thruway working an accident that required a Mercy Flight transport near the Route 237 overpass, a second accident was reported in the westbound lane.

The first accident involved a tractor-trailer in the eastbound lane.

It appears there are minor injuries in the second accident.

Top two photos by Alecia Kaus/Video News Service. Bottom photo submitted by a reader. Additional photos added below by Alecia Kaus.







February 6, 2020 - 10:02pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, news, batavia, thruway.

Town of Batavia fire is responding to a reported motor vehicle accident in the eastbound lane of the Thruway in the area of mile marker 393.

A car is reportedly on its roof.

Unknown injuries.

Mercy EMS also dispatched.

January 5, 2020 - 11:12am
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, news, thruway, batavia.

A car and tractor-trailer accident is reported in the eastbound lane of the Thruway around mile marker 385.6.

Unknown injuries if any.

Town of Batavia fire and Mercy EMS responding.

September 28, 2019 - 5:14pm
posted by Billie Owens in thruway, accidents, east pembroke, indian falls, news.

East Pembroke and Indian Falls fire departments and Mercy medics are responding to two accidents on the eastbound Thruway.

A semi-truck rollover accident with injuries and entrapment is reported on the eastbound Thruway at mile marker 397.4.

A car-into-guardrail accident is reported at mile marker 396.6 on the eastbound Thruway. The driver is out and walking around.

August 1, 2019 - 11:54pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in news, thruway, east pembroke.

A car has reportedly hit a guard rail and is on fire in the area of mile marker 395 in the westbound lane of the Thruway.

No word on injuries.

East Pembroke fire and Mercy EMS dispatched.

UPDATE 12:05 a.m.: Town of Batavia also requested to the scene, mutual aid.

July 27, 2019 - 10:56am
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, news, thruway.

A multiple-vehicle accident is reported on the westbound Thruway in the area of mile marker 388.8.

That's near the Bank Street Bridge.

Town of Batavia fire and Mercy EMS dispatched.

UPDATE(S) (By Billie) 11 a.m.: A first responder near the scene says the accident involves a tractor-trailer that hit a Miller trailer. "Everyone appears to be out and walking around." The right lane of traffic is blocked.

UPDATE 11:06 a.m.: Scene commander says the accident involved a tractor-trailer, a truck pulling a trailer, and an SUV. They are set with medics on scene; no need for Mercy Flight.

UPDATE 12:06 p.m.: The Town of Batavia assignment is back in service.

July 19, 2019 - 4:20am
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, news, pembroke, thruway, notify.
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A semi-truck has come off the Thruway and landed on Route 5 in Pembroke and overturned.

One person was pinned by the trailer.

Mercy Flight is requested to the scene

Pembroke fire and Indian Falls fire dispatched and East Pembroke requested to scene to assist with a landing zone.

All responding units requested to park on the east side of the overpass or under the bridge because of the lack of a guard rail on the Thruway.

UPDATE 7 a.m.: The driver of a semi-truck on the Thruway may have fallen asleep before the truck struck a guard rail and flew off the Route 5 overpass landing on the roadway below. No other vehicles were involved. The driver suffered minor injuries and was transported to ECMC by Mercy EMS. A female passenger suffered leg injuries, and possibly other injuries, and was flown to ECMC by Mercy Flight. There were two dogs in the truck. One was located and taken to the animal shelter where it was given a bath to clean off diesel fuel. The dog appears to be in good health. The other dog is missing. The accident is under investigation by troopers from Troop T. There was nobody pinned under the trailer as initially reported. The woman was trapped in the cab of the truck and was being tended to by the male driver when firefighters arrived on the scene. There was a lengthy extrication process by volunteer firefighters. Route 5 is expected to be closed at least through noon.

UPDATE 8:50 a.m.: Pembroke's interim chief reports the second dog is in custody and uninjured. The dog was spotted on Route 5 and when first responders tried to corral him, he ran onto the Thruway. Somebody on the Thruway was able to catch him before he was harmed and an animal control officer is in route to pick him up and take him to the shelter.


Submitted photo.

June 8, 2019 - 9:47am
posted by Howard B. Owens in news, thruway, accident.

A two-car accident with injuries is reported on the Thruway in the westbound lane at mile marker 398.7.

East Pembroke fire and Mercy EMS dispatched.

UPDATE 9:53 a.m.: Two vehicles, two patients, one complaining of injuries. "We'll be all set with the resources we have," says a first responder.

UPDATE 10:12 a.m.: East Pembroke assignment is back in service.

May 24, 2019 - 9:57pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in news, thruway, batavia, accident.

A vehicle has reportedly run under the back of a semi-truck on the Thruway in the westbound lane at about mile marker 388.4 and a female is reportedly trapped in the vehicle that is under the semi.

Extrication will reportedly be required.

Town of Batavia fire and Mercy EMS dispatched. 

UPDATE 10 p.m.: The victim has self-extricated with minor injuries.

UPDATE 10:01 p.m.: Mercy Flight cancelled. Fire crews needed for fluid spills.

April 21, 2019 - 10:54pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, news, batavia, thruway.

As many as four cars may be involved in an accident on the Thruway in the westbound lane near mile marker 391.

Multiple callers report from two to four vehicles involved.

Town of Batavia Fire Department and Mercy EMS dispatched.

UPDATE 11:01 p.m.: The westbound lane is being closed. All traffic must exit at Exit 48.

UPDATE 11:04 p.m.: Liquid clean up is required. Both lanes are blocked. The scene commander said a vehicle will be moved shortly so at least one lane can be reopened. No word on injuries.

UPDATE 11:19 p.m.: One patient will be transported. One westbound lane is now open.

February 18, 2019 - 2:25pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in fire, thruway, batavia, news.


A tractor-trailer fire is reported on the Thruway in the area of mile marker 390.6.

The truck is fully involved and a trooper on scene reports the fire is starting to get into the trailer.

Town of Batavia fire dispatched. Mutual aid requested from Le Roy, Elba, and Oakfield.

UPDATE 2:27 p.m.: The westbound lanes of the Thruway are being shut down.

UPDATE 3:36 p.m.: Thruway assignment back in service.


January 31, 2019 - 12:06pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, news, thruway, Le Roy, notify.


Two truck drivers were cited today in connection with a 21-vehicle pile-up on the Thruway in Le Roy yesterday that hospitalized a state trooper.

Trooper Dominique Wilson sustained non-life-threatening injuries in the accident, which occurred at 2 p.m. in the eastbound lane of the Thruway near mile marker 382. Wilson remains hospitalized at Strong Memorial Hospital in stable condition.

Also injured were Michael L. Bushek, age 60, of Palmyra, and Edward F. Dejoy, age 55, of Hamburg. Both were treated and released at Strong.

Tractor-trailer drivers, Richard Magezi, 41, of Fort Worth, Texas, and Michael L. Lambert, 54, of Hartford, Conn., were ticketed for allegedly disobeying a traffic control device, speed not reasonable and prudent, following too closely, and driving across hazard markings.
The investigation revealed that 19 vehicles, including 16 passenger cars, one box truck and two tractor-trailers, were involved in the crash.

The preliminary investigation indicates that a tractor-trailer traveling eastbound lost control, jackknifed, and struck the rear of a Trooper Wilson’s troop car, pushing it out into the roadway where the patrol vehicle was then sideswiped by a second tractor-trailer.

There was a ban on tractor-trailer traffic on the Thruway at the time of the accident due to the winter storm passing through the area.

Le Roy fire, with Le Roy taking command, along Town of Batavia fire, and Bergen fire, and six ambulances from Genesee, Monroe and Livingston counties responded to the accident, which left the Thruway closed for several hours.

Top photo: submitted by a reader.

January 30, 2019 - 8:22pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, news, thruway, Le Roy.


Twenty-one vehicles, including a State Police patrol vehicle, were involved in an accident that shutdown the Thruway through Le Roy this afternoon.

Injuries were reported but no details have been released.

Several people involved in the accident were transported by van to the Ontario Service Center where they were evaluated by Mercy medics and interviewed by Troopers.

Le Roy Fire, Town of Batavia Fire, with assistance from Caledonia and Monroe County, responded to the scene.

Top three photos released by State Police. Bottom two photos courtesy a reader.  If you have photos to share of the accident, send them to [email protected]

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UPDATE: Reader submitted photo added below.


January 30, 2019 - 2:15pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, news, Le Roy, thruway.

A multiple-vehicle accident is reported on the Thruway in Le Roy.

Le Roy Fire responding. Mutual aid requested from Town of Batavia.

A Le Roy chief asks a driver to bring a van in case shelter is needed for multiple people.

Two additional ambulances requested to the scene in case of multiple injuries.

UPDATE 2:17 p.m.: Caledonia requested to the scene.

UPDATE 2:22 p.m.: At least 15 vehicles involved, including tractor trailers. There are multiple injuries, including a truck driver with a head injury.

UPDATE 2:26 p.m.: At least six ambulances are required to the scene. Bergen requested to the scene.

UPDATE 2:29 p.m.: Eastbound traffic is being diverted off the Thruway at Batavia. Expect an influx of traffic into Batavia.

UPDATE 2:31 p.m.: A chief on scene wants to know ETA for an advanced life support ambulance. It is two or three minutes. The chief has given the ambulance driver instructions on how to get to the victims, who are at the front of the accident. "Don't worry. We'll make it happen," the driver tells the chief.

UPDATE  2:41 p.m.: Thruway being closed at Le Roy.

UPDATE 2:46 p.m.: A Caledonia crew requested to Le Roy fire hall to fill in.

UPDATE 3:03 p.m.: People involved in the accident who were not injured are being taken to the service center, where they can be kept warm and rest. Troopers will complete interviews with them there.

UPDATE 3:12 p.m.: Monroe County ambulances are being released from the scene.

UPDATE 3:25 p.m.: Multiple tractor-trailers can't up it up the hill on Route 20 east of Molasses Hill Road.

UPDATE 3:27 p.m.: The officer on scene wants to know if the hill can be salted. A snow plow is in route. "I've got trucks backed up as far as the eye can see down 20," the officer says.

UPDATE 3:50 p.m.: State Police, Troop T, are reporting 21 vehicles involved.

UPDATE 3:55 p.m.: A chief reports, "everyone is on the bus and the bus is on its way to the Ontario Service Center."

UPDATE 3:58 p.m.: All emergency units back in service. The Thruway is still being cleared of vehicles involved in the accident.

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.

October 26, 2018 - 11:58am
posted by Howard B. Owens in fire, news, pembroke, thruway.

A vehicle fire is reported by the Thruway Authority in the area of mile marker 401.8 with a person still inside the vehicle.

Flames reportedly showing.

Pembroke Fire and Indian Fall Fire dispatched.

It's possible that the person doesn't even realize the vehicle is on fire. There is no indication the person is disabled or that the fire is the result of an accident.

UPDATE 12:09 p.m.: Pembroke and Indian Falls back in service. Unfounded.

August 7, 2018 - 2:06pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, news, batavia, thruway.

A tractor-trailer rollover accident, believed to be with no injuries, is reported in the area of mile marker 383 in the westbound lane of the Thruway.

Le Roy Fire and Mercy EMS responding.

UPDATE 2:17 p.m.: A Le Roy chief has canceled the Le Roy assignment. "The trooper doesn't want us out here."  He also wanted dispatch to document the trooper refusing fire department assistance.

August 6, 2018 - 9:25am
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, news, thruway.

There is a rollover accident reported on the Thruway near mile marker 404, which is at the Erie County line.

A caller reported seeing the car airborne with multiple rollovers and it went into the woods.

Pembroke and Indian Falls fire dispatched. East Pembroke fire requested mutual aid.

Mercy EMS dispatched.

Mercy Flight #5 out of Batavia on standby.

UPDATE 9:32 a.m.: There was only one caller reporting the rollover in Genesee County. Erie County has contacted Genesee County dispatch and requested assistance with a rollover at mile marker 406.  There was no rollover located so far at 404. The Pembroke and Indian Falls assignments are continuing to 406 while also checking the area of 404. In addition, Erie County is requesting mutual aid to mile marker 408 for a woman in labor. Mercy Flight was being put on in-air standby but was just canceled. Pembroke's chief is heading to 408.

UPDATE 9:38 p.m.: On the woman in labor, somebody drove the woman directly to the hospital and the car she was in was abandoned at that location. Pembroke's assignment to 408 is back in service. Assignments to 406 back in service. There was one patient, minor injuries.

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