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Wednesday, February 22, 2012 at 11:20 pm

Tractor-trailer rollover shuts down traffic on Route 20, Darien

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A tractor-trailer has reportedly rolled over on Route 20 in Darien, but the driver has spoken to dispatch and claims to be uninjured, though he is trapped in the cab of the vehicle.

His load is considered non-hazardous.

The location is 2041 Broadway Road.

Darien Fire Department and Mercy EMS dispatched. Alexander requested for traffic control on Route 20. Westbound traffic will be shut down.

A chief reports the roadway is heavily snow covered.

UPDATE 11:26 p.m.: Mercy EMS can take its time driving to the scene, according to a chief. Darien's ambulance is also in route.

UPDATE 11:30 p.m.: Traffic not being shut down. Alexander being asked to slow traffic at Smithley Road.

UPDATE 11:44 p.m.: Driver is out of the truck.


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Wednesday, February 22, 2012 at 10:58 am

Car off the road, possible injuries on North Lake, Bergen

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A motor-vehicle accident is reported in the area of 6004 N. Lake Road, Bergen.

The vehicle is well off the road.

Unknown injuries.

A chief on scene is checking to see if extrication is needed.

Bergen Fire Department and ambulance responding.

UPDATE 11:09 a.m.: No specific word, but this doesn't sound like serious injuries, nor does it sound like extrication was required.


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Tuesday, February 21, 2012 at 5:37 pm

Car vs. pedestrian accident reported on North Lyon, believed minor injury

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A car has struck a pedestrian on North Lyon Street, Batavia.

The person is down, but injuries are believed to be minor.

City Fire Department and Mercy EMS responding.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012 at 9:38 am

Driver reportedly says GPS distracted her prior to hitting car on Route 5, Corfu

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A woman told a deputy she was fiddling with her GPS (global positioning system) prior to rear-ending a car which was stopped on Route 5 at Lovers Lane Road, Corfu.

The accident occurred at 10:50 a.m., Monday, and caused injuries to both drivers but neither was seriously hurt.

Jessica M. Reynolds, 24, of McVean Road, Corfu, was cited for allegedly following too closely. Also injured was Joan Marie Dugan, 75, of Erie Street, Darien Center.

The accident was investigated by Deputy Chris Parker.

(Initial report)

Friday, February 17, 2012 at 8:13 am

Two-car accident with minor injuries on Route 98 near Pike Road

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A two-car accident with minor injuries is reported on Route 98 between Pike and Rose roads, Batavia.

The roadway is partially blocked.

Town of Batavia Fire Department and Mercy EMS responding.

UPDATE 8:16 a.m.: A second ambulance requested to the scene, non-emergency.

Monday, February 13, 2012 at 2:22 pm

Car-into-tree accident on West Sweden Road, Bergen

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A car has struck a tree next to a pole at 5979 W. Sweden Road in Bergen. An occupant reportedly has a head injury but is conscious and alert. Bergen Fire Department and Mercy medics are responding.

UPDATE 2:25 p.m.: The driver is shaken up by the accident, but otherwise OK, according to a responder. There was air-bag deployment. The vehicle is intact and is wedged between the tree and the utility pole. The location is just north of Cook Road.

UPDATE 2:35 p.m.: A person on scene says the car is snagged 10 feet off the ground.

Monday, February 13, 2012 at 1:03 pm

Two-car accident Sunday in Alexander blamed on speeding

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A two-car accident in Alexander shortly after 10 Sunday night, which resulted in minor injuries, was caused by a driver allegedly traveling at an unsafe speed for road conditions, according to the accident report.

Alexander resident Nicholas P. Hiscutt, 19, was driving a 2000 Chevy sedan southbound on Route 98 near Dodgeson Road at an allegedly unsafe speed for road conditions. He reportedly lost control of the car and it crossed into the northbound lane, a witness told the investigating officer, Deputy Kevin McCarthy.

Hiscutt's car was struck by a 2003 Chevy Suburban driven by 29-year-old Jon D. Smith, of Prune Street in Batavia, causing both vehicles to veer onto the east shoulder of the roadway. Sylvia L. Smith was a passenger in the Chevy Suburban.

Minor injuries were reported and Jon Smith was taken to UMMC. Hiscutt was issued a citation for allegedly driving at an unreasonable speed.

Sunday, February 12, 2012 at 10:27 pm

Two-car accident reported on Route 98, Alexander

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A two-car accident with injuries is reported in the area of 9491 Alexander Road, Alexander.

Alexander Fire Department and ambulance responding.

UPDATE 10:28 p.m.: Accident is not blocking traffic.

UPDATE 10:31 p.m.: One person is injured.

UPDATE 10:38 p.m.: Mercy EMS responding to assist with patient on scene.


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Sunday, February 12, 2012 at 8:21 pm

Car hits pole on Route 33, knocking wires low over road

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A car has hit a pole on Route 33 237, according to a fire police volunteer from Elba who came across the accident.

There are no injuries, but the pole is leaning and wires over the roadway are now too low for a truck to pass under.

The fire police volunteer is shutting down traffic at Route 237 and Route 33 (aka Byron Holley Road and Clinton Street Road).

Stafford Fire Department dispatched.

UPDATE 8:32 p.m.: Responders are advising almost white-out conditions at the scene.

UPDATE 8:36 p.m.: The accident scene is actually on Route 33, just east of Griswold Road.

Sunday, February 12, 2012 at 3:59 pm

Rollover accident with injuries reported on Route 33 at Warner Road

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A one-vehicle rollover accident reported in the area of Warner Road and Route 33 with possible minor injuries.

Byron Fire Department and Mercy EMS responding to the scene.

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