Car crash at Route 63 and Fargo Road, Bethany
Submitted by Billie Owens on February 9, 2014 - 4:47pm
A two-car accident is reported at Route 63 and Fargo Road. The occupants are conscious. There is entrapment. Bethany Fire Department and Mercy medics are responding, along with mutual aid from Stafford for fire police and a rescue unit. Mercy Flight is not able to fly due to weather.
UPDATE 4:51 p.m.: An ambulance from Le Roy is requested to the scene.
UPDATE 4:59 p.m.: There are four victims.
UPDATE 5:04 p.m.: An ambulance from Byron is requested. It will be the fourth ambulance in.
UPDATE 5:07 p.m.: An ambulance from Alexander is requested to fill in at Bethany's fire hall.
UPDATE 5:19 p.m.: Two patients have been extricated.
UPDATE 5:20 p.m.: "Third patient extricated, one more to go."
UPDATE 5:27 p.m.: The fourth and final patient is extricated. So far, two ambulances are transporting patients to Strong Memorial Hospital.
UPDATE 5:38 p.m.: Bethany is taking a patient to UMMC.
UPDATE 5:39 p.m.: A total of three patients went to Strong. Two flatbed tows are called. Traffic is backed up. Command says when it clears up a crew should respond ASAP to salt the road. Once that is done, they'll go in service, he says.
UPDATE 6:40 p.m.: The roads are reopened. The Bethany assignment is back in service.