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Saturday, January 24, 2015 at 6:48 pm

Two-vehicle accident reported on Route 98, Elba

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A two-vehicle, injury accident is reported on Oak Orchard Road near Edgerton Road, Elba.

Elba fire and Mercy EMS responding.

A second ambulance is requested to the scene, non-emergency.

First responders report a slick roadway.

Route 98 is closed from Ford Road to Edgerton.

Thursday, January 22, 2015 at 4:48 am

Truck off the road on Route 77, Pembroke

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A tractor-trailer has become entangled in poles and wires along Route 77 just south of Route 5 in Pembroke, though no injuries are reported.

A deputy on scene says that the only thing keeping the truck from rolling over are "these poles and wires."

National Grid is requested to the scene.

UPDATE: Reader submitted photo.

Friday, January 16, 2015 at 10:54 pm

Accident reported involving a single vehicle on Alexander Road

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A one-car motor vehicle accident, with injuries, is reported in the area 9607 Alexander Road, Alexander.

Alexander Fire and Ambulance dispatched.

UPDATE 11:02 p.m.: One vehicle reported off the road.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at 2:48 pm

Crash with injuries on Summit Street in the city

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A motor-vehicle accident with injuries is reported at 101 Summit St. near Washington Avenue. City fire is on scene and Mercy medics are responding.

UPDATE 2:50 p.m.: Command reports two vehicles involved; three people will need to be evaluated.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at 12:07 am

Car hits tree on Alleghany Road, Alabama

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A vehicle has reportedly hit a tree on Alleghany Road north of Roberts Road, Alabama.

There is airbag deployment.

Alabama fire and Mercy EMS responding.

UPDATE 12:18 a.m.: Chief on scene reports minor injuries.

Monday, January 12, 2015 at 10:45 pm

Driver involved in Sunday night accident charged with DWI

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A driver involved in an accident Sunday night on Ellicott Street near Jackson Avenue that sent two people to the hospital has been charged with DWI.

Reid E. Scott, 23, of Bear Road, Cowlesville, is also charged with driving with a BAC of .08 or greater, leaving the scene of an injury accident, reckless driving, speeding and consuming alcohol in a motor vehicle. 

Scott's vehicle was northbound on Ellicott Street, allegedly at a high rate of speed, according to investigators. A second vehicle was in the left-turn lane, intending to turn into Kwik Fill, and Scott allegedly attempted to pass the vehicle on the left by driving in the wrong lane toward oncoming traffic.

Scott's vehicle struck the turning vehicle. His vehicle then continued north striking a railroad crossing sign and utility pole.

Scott allegedly fled the scene of the accident on foot and was later located in Jackson Square. He suffered a hand injury.

Batavia PD did not release the names of the occupants of the other vehicle or provide information on their injuries.

UPDATE Tuesday, 4:50 p.m.: The driver of the second vehicle was Frances Riggs, of Brockport, and the passenger was Mattie Cole, of Albion. Both were transported to UMMC, but neither suffered a significant  injury, according to Sgt. Chris Camp. 

Monday, January 12, 2015 at 9:24 am

Driver charged in single-vehicle accident in Elba on Saturday night

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A driver involved in a single-vehicle accident at 11:28 p.m. Saturday on Route 262, Elba, has been charged with driving while ability impaired by drugs.

Joseph Paul Pratt, 20, of Church Street, Le Roy, was also charged with failure to keep right. 

Pratt was driving a 2010 Chevy pickup owned by another person eastbound on Route 262. The truck reportedly crossed into the westbound lane and went off the north shoulder of the road. It struck a guy wire for a utility pole and continued through a patch of trees and hedges, coming to rest in a farmfield.  

Deputy Chris Parker reports that Pratt said he hit a patch of black ice.

The investigation showed, Parker wrote in the report, that Pratt's vehicle traveled in a straight line through a curve in the roadway.

Monday, January 12, 2015 at 7:46 am

Two-car accident reported on Genesee Street, Darien

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A two-car accident occurred at 418 Genesee St., Darien.

The initial report had a subject complaining of a head injury. A minor head injury and a minor leg injury are reported.

The cars are no longer blocking.

The location is just before County Line Road.

Darien fire and ambulance dispatched. Corfu dispatched mutual aid.

UPDATE 7:56 a.m.: A second ambulance is requested to the scene. Mercy EMS dispatched.

Sunday, January 11, 2015 at 2:30 am

Vehicle tears down telephone pole on Clinton Street

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A vehicle crashed into a telephone pole and injuries are reported at 60 Clinton St. in the city. The pole snapped and wire are down. City fire, police and Mercy medics are responding. National Grid has been notified.

UPDATE 3:05 a.m.: The driver's injuries appear to be minor. The cause of the accident is under investigation. National Grid is on scene. 

UPDATE 3:08 a.m.: City fire is back in service.

Saturday, January 10, 2015 at 11:06 pm

Car hits tree on Clinton Street Road, Bergen

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A car has hit a tree in the area of 7022 Clinton Street Road, Bergen.

The driver is reportedly trapped and complaining of leg pain.

Bergen Fire and Mercy EMS dispatched.

UPDATE 11:06 p.m.: The initial caller has called back. The driver is no longer trapped in the vehicle. He is now in the caller's car, still complaining of leg pain.

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