Serious injury accident reported on Ledge Road, Alabama
Submitted by Howard Owens on August 31, 2013 - 7:23am
A car has hit a telephone pole in the area of 1301 Ledge Road, Alabama. Multiple callers to dispatch indicate serious injuries with one person unconscious.
Mercy Flight 5 is being dispatched.
Alabama Fire Department responding along with full response from Indian Falls and Pembroke.
UPDATE 8:25 a.m.: A 10-year-old boy is in critical condition.
UPDATE (By Billie) 8:30 a.m.: A Mercy ambulance is dispatched because the driver is also injured. Ledge Road is shut down at Alleghany.
UPDATE 8:33 a.m.: The helicopter in Buffalo is put on ground standby in case it's also needed.
UPDATE 8:37 a.m.: Mercy Flight has landed. National Grid has a 15-minute ETA. The utility pole is broken in half.
UPDATE 8:43 a.m.: Ledge Road is also closed near the Totem Pole Smoke Shop located at 1031 Ledge Road.
UPDATE 8:48 a.m.: The driver, who is the boy's father, is being transported to Erie County Medical Center via ambulance.
UPDATE 8:51 a.m.: Mercy Flight will transport the child to Womens & Children's Hospital in Buffalo.
UPDATE 8:56 a.m.: Mercy Flight is airborne.
UPDATE 9:18 a.m.: The Crash Management Team is at the accident site investigating. The sedan involved was split competely in two, between the front and back seats.
UPDATE 11:21 a.m.: The Alabama assignment is back in service. A half lane of traffic remains blocked due to the National Grid repair work under way.