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Saturday, August 2, 2014 at 7:14 pm

Accident with possible head injury reported on Alexander Road

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A motor-vehicle aciddent is ported in the area of 11151 Alexander Road, Alexander, and one person reportedly has a head injury.

Alexander fire and ambulance responsing.

Saturday, August 2, 2014 at 10:42 am

Truck rolls over on Bank Street after swerving to avoid dog

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A Security Roofing pickup truck was traveling north on Bank Street at about 8 a.m. when it swerved to miss a dog in the road, hit the curb and then a guy wire of a utility pole, causing it to roll onto its side. 

The location was just north of Washington Avenue.

The driver of the pickup, a male in his 30s, was transported to UMMC to be checked out. 

The truck's load of scaffolding spilled onto Bank Street.

National Grid called to the scene to fix the guy wire.

City fire also on location for leaking fluids from the truck.

Photos and reporting by Alecia Kaus / Video News Service.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at 10:52 am

Child reportedly hit by car on Buffalo Street, Alexander

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A child has reportedly been struck by a car in the area of 3314 Buffalo St., Alexander.

Alexander fire and Mercy EMS dispatched.

UPDATE 10:54 a.m.: Dispatchers are checking the available of Mercy Flight.

UPDATE(S) by Billie 10:58 a.m.: Mercy Flight 5 out of Batavia is going to the scene and has an ETA of about 7 minutes. The child was struck in front of Alexander Central School and Mercy Flight will be landing in the school's football field.

UPDATE 11:01 a.m.: Mercy medics have arrived. Responders are cautioned that a portion of Route 98 in that area is down to one lane of travel due to construction work.

UPDATE 11:08 a.m.: Mercy Flight has landed.

UPDATE 11:23 a.m.: Mercy Flight is airborne and transporting to Women & Children's Hospital in Buffalo.

UPDATE 11:50 a.m.: Howard at the scene said a child was crossing Buffalo Street southbound and struck by a Ford SUV that was eastbound. The child suffered possible internal injuries. Howard is about to speak with a Sheriff's sargaent to get more details.

UPDATE 12:07 p.m.: Law enforcement is not releasing the name or age of the child, who was a boy. They don't know at this point exactly what happened, if the child just darted out into the street or what. Speed is not considered a factor and other children were nearby. Witnesses are being interviewed. While there's concern about possible internal injuries, the extent of injuries are unknown at this time. The child did suffer leg injuries.

UPDATE 3:40 p.m.: The Sheriff's Office has issued a press release on the accident. The driver is identified Christopher D. Earsing, 30, of Alexander. The child is 8 years old, but not further identified. He is in stable condition at Children's Hospital. The investigation is being conducted by Deputy Matthew Butler and Investigator Roger Stone.

Monday, July 28, 2014 at 10:40 am

Two injuries, two tickets in accident Saturday in Darien

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Two people were hurt and two drivers received a traffic ticket following a two-car accident at the intersection of Sumner and Fargo roads, Darien, at 12:38 p.m., Saturday.

Dan Devera and Dana Devera, no ages listed, were passengers in a vehicle driving by Danilo Devera, 48, State Street, Medina, were transported to UMMC with minor injuries.

Danilo Devera was cited for alleged failure to stop for a stop sign. 

The other driver, Ellen F. Cornelius, 34, of Perry Road, Le Roy, was cited for allegedly driving an unregistered vehicle.

Devera was driving southbound on Fargo Road and Corelius was eastbound on Sumner Road. Devera's vehicle reportedly entered the intersection and was struck by Cornelius's car.  

The uninjured passengers were Rowena Devera, age not listed, and Shirley Christiano, 49.

The accident was investigated by Deputy Chris Parker.

Saturday, July 26, 2014 at 9:27 am

Car vs. pole accident reported on South Street Road, Pavilion

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A car has reportedly struck a pole in the area of 11017 South Street Road, Pavilion.

A person is pinned in the car. Wires are down.

Injuries are possible.

Pavilion Fire and Mercy EMS dispatched.

Le Roy's rescue requested to the scene.

UPDATE 9:31 a.m.: Mercy Flight dispatched.

UPDATE(s) by Billie 9:36 a.m.: Mercy Flight #5 is airborne.

UPDATE 9:40 a.m.: Mercy Flight has landed. National Grid is expected to arrive in 20 minutes for repairs.

UPDATE 9:50 a.m.: National Grid is on scene.

UPDATE 10:11 a.m.: The victim has been extricated.

UPDATE 10:17 a.m.: Mercy Flight is in the air, going to Strong Memorial Hospital.

UPDATE 10:47 a.m.: Howard at the scene reports that officials believe the seriously injured driver may have fallen asleep at the wheel of his pickup truck. He appears to be in his mid-40s. It took at least 45 minutes for rescuers to extricate the victim. They had to use a winch to pull the front of the cab from the rear of the truck. The man was conscious and able to talk throughout the rescue effort. He suffered serious injuries to his legs and chest, and possibly internal injuries.

UPDATE 11:30 a.m. (by Howard): The truck's front end was heavily damaged and the pole was sheared in half. The wires were pulled off the house at that location and a second pole near the house was on the ground. The truck came to rest in a cornfield. Pavilion Assistant Chief Dewey Murrock said, "When I first pulled up, I thought it was going to be very bad, but he was awake and talking. I was actually surprised at that." We'll post pictures from the scene after we receive word that family notifications have been completed.

UPDATE 12:10 p.m.: Family notifications completed, but we don't have the victim's name yet.

UPDATE 12:21 p.m.: The driver is identified as Steven Lantz, 47, of North Street, Le Roy.

UPDATE 5:22 p.m.: Lantz is listed in satisfactory condition, according to the Sheriff's Office.

Thursday, July 24, 2014 at 8:34 am

Two-car accident with minor injuries, Clinton Street Road, Batavia

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A two-car accident with minor injuries is reported at 5073 Clinton Street Road, Batavia.

A small child is in one vehicle.

Town of Batavia fire and Mercy EMS dispatched.

Monday, July 21, 2014 at 8:33 pm

Two-car accident with minor injuries reported on Ellicott Street Road, East Bethany

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A two-car accident with minor injuries is reported at 6049 Ellicott Street Road. Stafford fire and Mercy medics are responding. Two vehicles are said to have collided into a utility pole. A responder on scene says two young men are injured, one complaining of pain, the other of facial cuts. The road is open but eastbound traffic will be slowed down.

UPDATE 8:38 p.m.: Two flatbed tows are called to the scene.

UPDATE 8:45 p.m.: The location is between Transit and East roads in East Bethany. Bethany fire is also at the scene.

UPDATE 8:51 p.m.: Traffic is being handled in alternate-lane order.

UPDATE: Photos submitted by Doug Yeomans.

Monday, July 14, 2014 at 10:21 pm

Car reportedly flipped over on Thruway near State Street Road

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A vehicle has reportedly flipped over on the Thruway near mile marker 389.9 in the eastbound lane.

No word on injuries.

Town of Batavia fire and Mercy EMS dispatched.

The location is just west of the State Street Road overpass.

UPDATE 10:21 p.m.: A first responder reports the vehicle is on the guard rail, inverted. One female trapped in the vehicle, though conscious and alert. The vehicle will need to be stablized before firefighters can get her out.

UPDATE: Photos submitted by Town of Batavia FD.

Monday, July 14, 2014 at 9:57 pm

Car hits store facade on Ellicott Street, Batavia

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A driver apparently hit the gas when she meant to hit the brake while parking outside the Southside Deli at 300 Ellicott St., Batavia, late this afternoon. Her car jumped the curb and hit the Olive Branch health food store. The driver was transported to UMMC for a precautionary exam.

Photos submitted by Frank Capuano.

Monday, July 7, 2014 at 7:32 am

Truck on its side on Route 63 at Little Canada Road

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A 10-wheeler is on its side on Route 63 near Little Canada Road.

No word on injuries.

Bethany fire and Stafford fire dispatched.

UPDATE 9:45 a.m.: According to Deputy Cory Mower, it appears the weight of gravel in the bed of the truck shifted causing the driver to lose control rounding the curve just north of Fargo Road. The estimated speed of the truck was 40 to 45 mph. At 8:45 a.m., it was expected it would take at least another hour before Route 63 was reopened. At this time, it's still closed. There were no injuries.

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