Apparently those toll booth operators have allot more authority than I thought, or at least they think so.
Possible serious accident reported on the Thruway in Le Roy
Submitted by Howard Owens on January 25, 2012 - 1:06pm
A one-vehicle accident is reported on the Thruway with one occupant entrapped and possibly unconscious.
Mercy Flight is on standby.
The accident is in the area of mile marker 383.6 in the eastbound lane.
Le Roy fire and ambulance dispatched.
UPDATE 1:09 p.m.: A dispatcher informed the Le Roy chief that he spoke with somebody in the toll booth center who said the Thruway Authority did not want Mercy Flight dispatched. The dispatcher said he informed the person that it was the fire chief's call.
UPDATE 1:14 p.m.: The victim is out of the car and with State Troopers on scene. The car is well off the road and on its side. Mercy Flight can stand down.
UPDATE 1:39 p.m.: Le Roy Ambulance Service is headed to Strong Memorial Hospital with two patients on board. Le Roy fire crews are back in service.