Driver in afternoon accident in Pembroke taken by Mercy Flight to Strong
Submitted by Howard Owens on July 23, 2009 - 9:46pm
The report below was submitted this evening by Bruce Ross of the Indian Falls Fire Department:
There was a semi vs car MVA in front of 404 Main Rd. Pembroke at approx. 3:30 this afternoon.
The car traveling West on Rt. 5 was struck by a semi tanker that was traveling East on 5. The impact caused severe damage to both vehicles driver sides. The car spun around at least 180 degrees once coming to rest in the ditch facing East. A City of Batavia Ambulance that was on its way to Buffalo on a transport was first on scene. Pembroke and Indian Falls Fire Dept. used the jaws of life to extricate the driver of the car which took approx. 15 minutes to complete. The driver was then flown by Mercy Flight to Strong Hospital in Rochester with multiple face lacerations and possible internal injuries on top of a pre existing medical issue that may have been aggravated in the accident.
Mutual aid fire dept called to the scene was Akron to shut down East bound traffic at 5 and Crittenden Rd, Corfu to shut down West bound traffic at Lake and 5 and to set up a Mercy Flight landing zone behind Pembroke Fire Hall, Darien for a ambulance.