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Friday, August 15, 2014 at 1:19 pm

Person falls out of car, suffers head injury, at DeWitt park

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A person fell from a vehicle and suffered a head injury at DeWitt Recreation Area on Cedar Street. Mercy medics are responding.

Monday, August 11, 2014 at 9:55 am

Man from Batavia ticketed following accident in Perry

post by Howard B. Owens in batavia, accident, Wyoming County

A driver from Batavia was uninjured in an accident Thursday in Wyoming County after he apparently fell asleep.

Alex Jarvela, 25, was, however, cited by State Police. Jarvela received traffic tickets for allegedly moving from lane unsafely and driving left of pavement markings in a no-passing zone.

The accident occurred on Route 246, Town of Perry.

Jarvela was southbound when his vehicle drifted into the northbound lane and exited the highway off the east shoulder, coming to rest in a ditch.

The Perry and Perry Center fire departments assisted at the scene.

Sunday, August 10, 2014 at 2:35 am

Car-pole accident reported in Oakfield

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A car has hit a pole on Route 262 just east of Fisher Road. At least one person is injured. Oakfield fire responding with Mercy EMS. Mercy Flight on ground standby. 

UPDATE 4:20 a.m.: Patient is being transported to ECMC.

Friday, August 8, 2014 at 11:37 pm

Injury accident reported on Sumner Road,Darien

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A motor-vehicle accident with injuries is reported in the area of 1499 Sumner Road, Darien. 

Darien fire and ambulance responding. 

Wednesday, August 6, 2014 at 11:01 am

Mercy Flight called for an accident on the Thruway involving a motorcycle

post by Howard B. Owens in accident, pembroke, thruway

Mercy Flight is being dispatched to a landing zone the Indian Falls Methodist Church on Route 77, Pembroke, for accident on the Thruway.

The accident involves a motorcycle, though the driver was last reported as conscious. 

Indian Falls Fire and Pembroke Fire dispatched to the accident scene, along with Mercy EMS. Corfu Fire requested to the landing zone.

UPDATE 12:03 p.m.: Mercy Flight has landed.

UPDATE 12:30 p.m.: Mercy Flight is airborne, "possibly to ECMC." The assignment is back in service.

UPDATE: Photo and update info by Alecia Kaus / Video News Service. Chief Ed Mileham said the rider was headed east on the Thruway with a group of other riders when the accident occurred. He landed in the median. Mileham said his helmet saved his life. There was a big softball-sized dent in it. He was transported to ECMC with apparent serious injuries.

Monday, August 4, 2014 at 2:04 pm

Injury accident, blocking traffic at Route 20 and Transit Road

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A two-car accident is reported at Route 20 and Transit Road, Bethany. It is blocking traffic. There are injuries. Bethany Fire Department is responding.

UPDATE 3:09 p.m.: Mercy medics are en route from Byron.

UPDATE: Photo submitted by Doug Yeomans.

Sunday, August 3, 2014 at 5:57 pm

Car vs. tree accident reported on Valley Drive, Batavia

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Town of Batavia fire is on scene at 9 Valley Drive, Batavia, for a car that has reportedly hit a tree.

Possible injuries and the car is said to be smoking.

The driver apparently called in the accident and said he hit a water slick and went off the road and hit the tree.

Saturday, August 2, 2014 at 6:14 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 9:42 am

Truck rolls over on Bank Street after swerving to avoid dog

post by Howard B. Owens in batavia, accident

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 9:52 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.

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