Sunday, August 19, 2012 at 6:32 pm
A rider is down in the road and not moving following a car and motorcycle crash at 4575 Barrville Road in Elba. Two ambulances -- a Mercy rig and one from Oakfield -- are called to respond and Mercy Flight as well. The accident is blocking traffic and injuries are serious.
UPDATE 6:33 p.m.: A second helicopter is requested. A portion of Barrville Road is being shut down.
UPDATE 6:38 p.m.: The location is between Bridge Road and Chapel Street. The second helicopter is directed to the scene, to land between two homes, for the more seriously injured patient.
UPDATE 6:43 p.m.: One bird has landed safely and the other one is going to land at the ARC facility's parking lot.
UPDATE 6:46 p.m.: Elba Fire Department is on scene as are fire police.
UPDATE 6:49 p.m.: The first helicopter is airborne to Strong Memorial Hospital with the most seriously injured patient -- the rider. The second bird is about 5 minutes out from the landing zone at the ARC parking lot and will be transporting a 20-year-old female who has an extremely severe slash at the joint on her right knee. She had no loss of consciousness.
UPDATE 6:58 p.m.: The second Mercy Flight ship has landed safely.
UPDATE 7:07 p.m.: The second helicopter is airborne and also headed to Strong.
UPDATE 7:15 p.m.: The Oakfield ambulance is inbound to UMMC with a 9-year-old girl who has cuts on her wrist, arm, knee and ankle as well as back and neck pain. She is accompanied by her mother, who was not injured in the accident. The child was a passenger in the backseat on the driver's side of the vehicle, which was struck from behind by the motorcycle.
UPDATE 7:42 p.m.: The motorcycle is still in the roadway and fire police are remaining on scene until it's removed. The bike is said to be a 1999 yellow Honda, registered to a man in Penn Yan.
UPDATE 8:03 p.m.: The road is reopened. Elba is back in service.