They have 98 at Elba-Batavia town line closed heading to Elba, left or right turns only! Many, many emergency vehicles responding to scene! Hoping for the best!
Accident with injuries reported on Route 98, south of Edgerton, Elba
Submitted by Howard B. Owens on February 16, 2013 - 9:19pm
Two ambulances are requested to a motor-vehicle accident on Route 98 just south of Edgerton Road, Elba.
Elba Fire Department is responding.
Law enforcement is on scene and reports extrication will be needed and that Route 98 needs to be shut down in both directions.
No word on how serious the injuries might be.
UPDATE 8:21 p.m.: Two Mercy Flight helicopters requested to the scene. Mercy Flight #5 out of Batavia and Mercy Flight #6 out of Buffalo are started.
UPDATE 8:26 p.m. (by Billie): All available manpower from Elba fire is requested to the scene.
UPDATE 8:30 p.m.: Elba is requesting that Town of Batavia Fire Department to send Engines 24 and 20 to the scene -- a rescue truck and one equipped with extrication jaws.
UPDATE 8:33 p.m.: Both Mercy Flights -- # 5 and #6 -- cancelled due to weather.
UPDATE 8:35 p.m.: Fire police are cancelled.
UPDATE 8:36 p.m.: The jaws are needed right away. Mercy Flight states that if one of the ambulances can get to the Batavia hangar, they can leave from there and go to Buffalo, but the helicopter can't head north (to the scene itself). Also, the Buffalo ship is heading to Batavia's airport and the Batavia ship is on standby there.
UPDATE 8:41 p.m.: Medics report that "patient 1" -- a 17-year-old with head, neck and abdominal injuries -- is being transported to the Batavia hangar for transport by Mercy Flight.
UPDATE 8:45 p.m.: The second patient has been extricated.
UPDATE 8:47 p.m.: A third ambulance is called.
UPDATE 8:50 p.m.:
Two ambulances are One unit is going to Erie County Medical Center, another to Women's and Children's Hospital in Buffalo. One adult and an infant still require transport. Town of Batavia is cleared from the accident.
UPDATE 8:56 p.m.: A "patient en route to the hangar is unresponsive now." An inquiry is made about Byron's availability to send an ambulance for the remaining patient -- a fourth ambulance called to the scene.
UPDATE 9:47 p.m.: Road is re-open. Elba back in service.