Mercy Flight dispatched to scene of one-car accident in Darien
Submitted by Howard Owens on July 11, 2009 - 8:56am
UPDATE: Jeremy M. Pysher, 19, of 730 Exchange Road, Attica, was seriously injured and is in critical condition at Erie County Medical Center following a one-car accident on Route 238 this morning at 8:42.
The Genesee County Sheriff's Office is investigating the crash in which Pysher, driving a 1991 Chevrolet Lumina, drifted across the southbound lane and off the west shoulder of the roadway. The car struck a tree "virtually head-on" and twisted around the trunk of the tree before striking a second tree.
The car caught fire, but the fire was contained to the rear of the engine compartment.
Pysher suffered unspecified injuries as well as burns to his lower legs.
He was transported by Mercy Flight to ECMC.
The location of the accident on Route 238 was appoximately 4/10 of a mile south of Griswold Road in Darien.
The ongoing investigation is being conducted by Deputy Eric Seppala with assistance from Sgt. James Meier, Sgt. William Scott and Investigator Timothy Weis. Also responding to the scene were the Corfu Police Department, the Darien Fire Department and members of New York State Corrections.
A car reportedly hit a tree on Route 238 just south of Griswold Road in Darien.
At least one person is trapped in the car and extraction tools are needed. Mercy Flight has been requested. The car was also reportedly smoldering.