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July 23, 2018 - 2:52pm
posted by Billie Owens in batavia, accidents, news.

A two-vehicle accident with injuries is reported in the city at Oak Street and Richmond Avenue. One vehicle is blocking traffic. City fire and Mercy medics are responding.

UPDATE 3:03 p.m.: No injuries.

July 23, 2018 - 1:43pm
posted by Billie Owens in news, accidents, batavia.

A car-pedestrian accident is reported at Main and Jackson streets in Downtown Batavia. City fire and Mercy medics are responding.

July 21, 2018 - 4:21pm
posted by Billie Owens in accidents, batavia, news.

A two-vehicle accident is reported at Bank and Main streets in the city. One person has a leg injury. It is blocking traffic. City fire and Mercy medics are on scene.

July 21, 2018 - 4:19pm
posted by Billie Owens in accidents, news, batavia.

A motorcycle vs. vehicle accident is reported at 4170 Batavia-Elba Townline Road. The location is between Pekin Road and Batavia Oakfield Townline Road.

Town of Batavia Fire Department and Mercy medics are responding. A first responder asks that medics come in emergency mode. There are two patients.

July 20, 2018 - 3:19pm
posted by Billie Owens in byron, accidents, news, Byron-Bergen High School.

Genesee County Sheriff's Sgt. Thomas Sanfratello was on Route 262, heading to the barn fire on Terry Street in Byron when his unmarked SUV was struck by a van traveling on Byron Road. The impact pushed the unmarked vehicle into a utility pole.

No one was injured.

Sanfratello had his emergency lights flashing and siren blaring when he slowed at the intersection, but the van's continued through the intersection. The male driver of the van was evaluated at the scene and released. Three dogs that were traveling in the van with him were likewise uninjured.

A memorial at the utility pole that was struck -- to two Byron-Bergen School students killed in a crash at that intersection years ago -- was "obliterated."

UPDATE 3:50 p.m.: Reader Valerie Patrick informs us that the memorial was for two students -- Christopher and Victoria Claus.

June 19, 2018 - 4:46pm
posted by Billie Owens in news, Darien, accidents.

A pickup-into-pole accident is reported in Darien in the area of 781 Sumner Road; unknown injuries. Darien Fire Department and medics are responding. A caller reports the pole appears like it's going to fall onto the pickup truck. The driver possibly has a neck injury.

A white sedan left the scene eastbound and may have been involved in this accident.

The accident location is between Fargo and Alleghany roads.

UPDATE 4:48 p.m.: National Grid is being notified about the damaged pole.

UPDATE 5:12 p.m.: The driver was transported to ECMC.

June 16, 2018 - 4:30pm
posted by Billie Owens in accidents, Basom, news.

A rollover accident is reported at 321 Skye Road, Basom. CPR is in progress. Mercy Flight is called; it has a seven-minute ETA. A landing zone will be set up at Logan Field, 7031 Council House Road. Alabama Fire Department is on scene and Mercy medics are called. Pembroke Fire Police are setting up the landing zone.

UPDATE 4:36 p.m.: The accident site is between Meadville and Council House roads. Mercy Flight is cancelled.

UPDATE 4:38 p.m.: A crowd has amassed at the scene and deputies are calling for additional law enforcement backup from State Police and Clarence PD.

UPDATE 5:23 p.m.: Alabama is clearing the scene; the chief says "We'll return to close down the scene after State Police finish their investigation." Didn't hear any update about the patient(s) or his or her transport.

UPDATE 5:30 p.m. (By Howard): We've confirmed with State Police, there was one occupant, who succumbed to injuries as a result of the accident. The spokesman said there is not likely to be a press release, including identification of the victim, until tomorrow.

June 15, 2018 - 9:49pm
posted by Billie Owens in news, batavia, accidents.

Press release from City PD:

On Thursday, June 14, at or about 9:28 p.m., members of the Batavia Police Department were dispatched to a car vs. bicyclist personal injury accident on Pearl Street near Brooklyn Ave.

The driver of the motor vehicle was present on scene.

The bicyclist was transported to Strong Memorial Hospital for evaluation of their injuries. The bicyclist is in stable condition and does not have any life threatening injuries.

The driver of the vehicle has been fully cooperative with the investigation.

This is an active investigation with the Batavia Police Department, and the Genesee County Sheriff’s Office; Accident Reconstruction Team.

We are unable to release any further information at this time. Anyone with information is asked to contact Officer Lindsay.

Anyone with information in reference to the case may contact Officer Lindsay or the Batavia Police Department at 585-345-6350, the confidential tip line at 585-345-6370 or online here.

Phone: 585-345-6350 Fax: 585-344-1878 Records: 585-345-6303 Detective Bureau: 585-345-6370 www.batavianewyork.com

June 14, 2018 - 9:34pm
posted by Billie Owens in news, batavia, accidents.

A pedestrian has reportedly been struck by a vehicle at 44 Pearl St. in the city. The location is between Franklin Street and Brooklyn Avenue. City fire and Mercy medics are responding.

June 9, 2018 - 5:13pm
posted by Billie Owens in batavia, news, accidents.

A female crossing West Main Street by the CVS store was struck by a vehicle and has an injured leg. City fire and Mercy medics are responding to 259 W. Main St. at the corner of South Lyon Street.

June 1, 2018 - 2:10pm
posted by Billie Owens in news, Darien, accidents.

Two motorcyclists struck a deer and injuries are reported in the area of 1162 Broadway Road (Route 20), Darien.

Darien fire and Mercy EMS are responding along with law enforcement.

UPDATE 2:13 p.m.: Two people are injured. The location is between Route 77 and Warner Road.

UPDATE 2:18 p.m.: Law enforcement on scene reports the motorcycle and a trailer attached to it are well off the roadway. The two victims have arm injuries. The motorcycle license plate is from Arkansas.

June 1, 2018 - 2:11am
posted by Billie Owens in accidents, news.

A car vs. tractor-trailer accident with unknown injuries is reported on the westbound Thruway near mile marker 393.6. Town of Batavia Fire Department and Mercy medics are responding.

UPDATE 2:17 a.m.: A first responder on scene reports there are two victims in a heavily damaged car that is smoking, off the roadway, on the north side of the Thruway. The victims have "relatively minor injuries." The tractor-trailer and its driver are stopped about a half mile west of the accident scene; the uninjured driver acknowledges striking the car. A Mercy medic says "We have a patient who has just become violent. Can we get a trooper here?" The location is just prior to the Depew exit "for the airport"; there is a lot of debris in the roadway. Law enforcement is responding.

UPDATE 2:28 a.m.: The tractor-trailer is not hauling any hazardous materials, says a firefighter. It is leaking antifreeze.

UPDATE 2:37 a.m.: An ambulance from Le Roy is called to the scene of the minor-injury accident. State police have arrived.

UPDATE 2:40 a.m.: "We're all set; we're going to pick up and leave," says Town of Batavia fire command.

UPDATE 2:59 a.m.: Mercy medics are back in service. Le Roy ambulance is transporting a patient to ECMC.

May 30, 2018 - 7:26pm
posted by Billie Owens in batavia, accidents, news.

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A car vs. pedestrian accident near Rancho Viejo Mexican Restaurant is reported in the City of Batavia. A female is down in the roadway at 12 Ellicott St. City Fire Department Engine #11 is on scene and Mercy medics are responding. A first responder reports the pedestrian is complaining of leg pain.

UPDATE 7:37 p.m.: A teenage girl was running across Ellicott Street from the area of the Upton Monument when she was struck by a vehicle with the right of way. She suffered an ankle inury and is being transported to UMMC. The driver was not cited.

May 26, 2018 - 7:26pm
posted by Billie Owens in elba, news, accidents.

A motor-vehicle accident, with one person said to be unconscious, is reported in Elba at Route 98 and Lockport Road. Elba Fire Department and Mercy medics are responding.

May 24, 2018 - 3:21pm
posted by Billie Owens in accidents, news, batavia.

A three-vehicle accident is reported in the area of 22 W. Main St. in the city. It is blocking traffic and injuries are believed to be minor. City fire and Mercy medics are responding.

May 5, 2018 - 12:14pm
posted by Billie Owens in accidents, news, Darien.

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A car versus motorcycle accident with possible serious injuries is reported at 519 Genesee St. in Darien, at the intersection of South Lake Road. Darien Fire Department is responding along with Mercy medics. Mercy Flight #7 out of Batavia is put on ground standby.

Corfu Fire Police are requested to the scene in case needed to set up a landing zone. Law enforcement is on scene; vehicles are off the side of the road, not blocking traffic.

UPDATE 12:20 p.m.: Mercy Flight response is canceled, along with Corfu Fire Police, per command.

UPDATE 12:23 p.m.: A tow is called for the motorcycle, but not the car.

UPDATE 12:27 p.m.: Mercy medics are put back in service.

UPDATE 1 p.m.: The motorcyclist was transported by Darien ambulance to ECMC with a compound fracture of an arm and other non-life-threatening injuries. The female driver of a Dodge Dakota pickup truck was also transported there for evaluation. Sheriff's Sgt. Jason Saile said the truck was eastbound westbound on Genesee Street when it slowed to make a left turn onto South Lake Road. The motorcyclist was behind the truck. The truck driver said she used her turn signal. The motorcyclist says she did not. The truck driver slowed and attempted the left-hand turn and collided with the motorcycle, which attempted to pass on the left. The motorcyclist was ejected and may have struck his arm on a Direct TV satellite pole in the yard adjacent to where the accident occurred. The motorcycle ended up in a ditch.

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May 4, 2018 - 4:08pm
posted by Billie Owens in Basom, news, accidents.

A "motorcycle versus mailbox accident with injury" is reported at 1018 Lewiston Road, Basom. The operator is conscious, alert and sitting down. Alabama Fire Department is responding along with Mercy medics. The location is between Casey and Crosby roads.

May 3, 2018 - 8:57am
posted by Billie Owens in batavia, news, accidents.

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A serious injury accident -- a head-on collision -- is reported at Route 98 and West Saile Drive. Town of Batavia Fire Department, Mercy medics and law enforcement are responding. A first responder reports one lane of traffic is blocked.

UPDATE 8:58 a.m.: There is no entrapment. Mercy Flight was called but is cancelled.

UPDATE 9:12 a.m.: Both drivers are out of their vehicles and are being treated by medics. They were alert when medics arrived. Northbound Route 98 is closed at West Saile Drive.

UPDATE 9:32 a.m.: Both drivers are being transported to Strong Memorial Hospital; they have non-life-threatening injuries. Both are female. One is 36 and lives in Kent; the other is 53 from Elba. One was northbound on Route 98; the other was southbound and attempted to turn left onto West Saile Drive at the time of the collision. No determination has yet been made as to who was at fault. The accident is being investigated.

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May 2, 2018 - 2:11pm
posted by Billie Owens in accidents, news, batavia.

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A tractor-trailer rollover accident is reported at Batavia-Elba Town Line Road, west of Route 98. One person is injured. Town is Batavia Fire Department is responding along with Mercy medics. Mercy Flight is on ground standby.

UPDATE 2:48 p.m.: The driver was transported via ground ambulance to Strong Memorial Hospital for evaluation. The roadway remains closed until a State Police truck enforcement unit can respond and inspect the truck. Then a heavy wrecker tow will be called in to haul the tractor-trailer away. No other vehicles were involved. The cause of the accident is under investigation; it is not yet known to what extent speed or wind played a factor, if at all. The trailer was hauling 8,000 pounds of O-AT-KA dairy-processing byproduct. The organic substance spilled. It was bound for farms to be used as feed and/or in fertilizer.

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February 27, 2018 - 7:51am
posted by Billie Owens in accidents, batavia, news.

A motor-vehicle accident with injuries is reported on the eastbound Thruway at mile marker 387.2. One car crashed into a guardrail with at least one person unconscious.

"We spoke with the driver. We think it's a one-vehicle accident; however, he's unsure if he hit any other vehicles."

Town of Batavia Fire Department is responding along with Mercy medics.

UPDATE 7:57 p.m.: Medics are on scene. They advise the vehicle is off the roadway; Town of Batavia fire can go back in service if they choose. No word on injuries.

UPDATE 8:12 a.m.: All units are back in service.

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