Head-on collision at Route 20 and Warner Road, Darien
Submitted by Billie Owens on October 21, 2012 - 3:19pm
A head-on collision is reported at Route 20 and Warner Road. One person is unconscious. Mercy Flight is on in-air standby. Darien Fire Department, Mercy medics and law enforcement are responding.
UPDATE 3:21 p.m.: Mercy Flight is called to the scene and it has about a five-minute ETA. Corfu Fire Police are asked to shut down traffic at Route 20 and Route 77. Traffic will also be stopped at Broadway and Harlow roads. Several ambulances are headed to the scene.
UPDATE 3:25 p.m.: Corfu responders are told to use caution when approaching the scene as southbound traffic on Route 77 "is busy and there's no where to pull over." It appears there are only two vehicles involved. Mercy Flight 5 out of Batavia is about to land.
UPDATE 3:28 p.m.: A second Mercy Flight helicopter is called for.
UPDATE 3:30 p.m.: Mercy Flight 7 out of Buffalo is flying in, with a 12-minute ETA.
UPDATE 3:35 p.m.: A third vehicle was also involved in the accident.
UPDATE 3:48 p.m.: The second bird has landed. Two patients will be transported in Mercy rigs and each helicopter will have a patient on board.
Buffalo General Hospital is the only destination mentioned so far.
UPDATE 4 p.m.: All patients are going to Erie County Medical Center.
UPDATE 4:10 p.m.: The roadways will remain closed until the accident investigation is completed.
UPDATE 6:40 p.m.: Route 20 is reopened.