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Wednesday, November 9, 2011 at 4:34 pm

Accident in Pembroke on Tuesday blamed on driving following too closely

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A Corfu resident allegedly was following another vehicle too closely at 6:03 p.m., Tuesday, when his car rear-ended another vehicle that had slowed because a truck had stopped to turn.

The vehicles were both westbound on Route 33 near Boyce Road, Pembroke.

Three people were treated at UMMC for injuries sustained in the two-car accident.

Raymond E. Judd, 83, of Phelps Road, Corfu, was allegedly following to closely a car driven by Diane M. Weaton, of Blood Road, Cowsville.

Also injured in the crash was Judd's passenger, Rosa Laurentina, 62.

The accident was investigated by Sgt. Greg Walker.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011 at 1:47 pm

Car wreck with injuries on Route 33, Stafford

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UPDATE 3:59 p.m.: This information is courtesy of WBTA's Geoff Redick. The motorist was 26-year-old Joshua Arnold, who sustained minor injuries after he fell asleep at the wheel of his 2000 Isuzu, according to State Police.

A motor-vehicle accident with injuries is reported at 5631 Clinton St. Road (Route 33) in Stafford. One person is said to be unconscious. The car is well off the road, about 40 feet. Stafford Fire Department and Mercy EMS are en route.

A utility pole was snapped in half and there are live wires in the roadway. National Grid has been notified.

Assistance is requested from South Byron Fire Department. Mercy Flight is available if needed.

UPDATE 12:53 p.m.: The fire chief asks that fire police shut down Route 33 at Prole Road and at Caswell Road and detour traffic.

UPDATE 1:22 p.m.: This accident involved only one vehicle. It is an SUV-type vehicle and the air bags did not deploy. Witnesses said the driver just drifted off the road. State Police said they do not know how the accident happened but they are investigating. The victim is being transported to Strong Memorial Hospital via Mercy EMS. The wires in the roadway were determined to be telephone wires and Verizon has been notified.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011 at 8:18 pm

Elba woman killed when car strikes tree on North Byron Road

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State Police investigators are still uncertain about what caused a car heading westbound on North Byron Road this afternoon to go off the south shoulder and strike a tree on the driver's side.

Impact was right at the driver's seat and the car wrapped around the tree nearly to the point of the passenger's seat.

The driver, Linda Brown, 67, of Elba, was pronounced dead at the scene by Coroner Robert Yungfleisch.

The accident occurred about a half mile east of Log City Road, Elba.

Trooper John Szymkowiak was first on the scene and said he checked Brown's vitals and did not detect a pulse. He requested Mercy Flight be dispatched to the scene.

An Elba medic arrived minutes later and the medic was also unable to detect a pulse and other vital signs were negative. Mercy Flight was canceled at that point.

The initial call to 9-1-1 was at about 3:50 p.m. by another westbound driver who came over the top of a hill, just east of the accident location, and saw the car strike the tree. 

The witness did not see enough prior to impact to help provide information on what caused Brown's car to go off the road.

Szymkowiak said it appeared Brown started to go off the road about 100 feet prior to impact with the tree and there were some signs of braking on the road surface.

"The cause is still under investigation," Szymkowiak said. "It could have been a medical issue. It could have been a deer in the roadway. We are looking at several things right now."

An autopsy will be completed to try and determine if the cause was medical.

Updated at 8:29 p.m.

UPDATE: WBTA's Geoff Redick has video posted.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011 at 4:51 pm

Car hits tree on North Byron Road, possible serious injuries

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A car has reportedly hit a tree on North Byron Road near Log City Road, Elba, and a person is reportedly trapped in the car and possibly unconscious.

Elba Fire Department and Mercy EMS dispatched.

Mercy Flight being dispatched. Mercy Flight #2 is coming from Buffalo.

UPDATE 4 p.m.: Mercy Flight is cancelled.

UPDATE 4:43 p.m.: This is a fatal accident and the victim is female. No other information is available yet.

Monday, November 7, 2011 at 11:30 pm

Possible serious injury accident reported on Judge Road, Oakfield

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A possible serious injury accident, with entrapment, is reported in the area of 2692 Judge Road, Oakfield.

Oakfield Fire Department and Mercy EMS dispatched.

Mercy Flight going on in-air standby.

Alabama fire asked to stand by in its hall.

A first responder says all lanes on Judge Road are blocked.

UPDATE 10:34 p.m.: Responder: One entrapment and two people with minor injuries.

UPDATE 10:36 p.m.: Mercy Flight has a five minute ETA.

UPDATE 10:37 p.m.: Alabama fire on location.

UPDATE 10:39 p.m.: Mercy Flight will land at the corner of Judge and Macomber roads.

UPDATE 11:09 p.m.: (We lost scanner connection from 10:39 p.m. until a short time ago, so don't have updates for the intervening minutes). Oakfield Ambulance Service transporting two patients to UMMC.

UPDATE 11:14 p.m.: The patient who needed extrication has been extricated. He's conscious and alert and will be flown to ECMC.

UPDATE 11:28 p.m.: Mercy Flight is headed to ECMC. Alabama fire back in service.

UPDATE 12:33 p.m.: Judge Road is reopened.


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Monday, November 7, 2011 at 9:20 am

One-vehicle accident reported on the Thruway

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A vehicle has hit a guard rail in the area of mile marker 396 in the westbound lane of the Thruway.

Unknown injuries.

The location is near Slusser Road.

East Pembroke Fire Department and Mercy EMS dispatched.

UPDATE 8:31 a.m.: No injuries.

Friday, November 4, 2011 at 4:31 pm

Accident reported near Stroh Road on Route 98, Alexander

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An accident, believed to be with three people suffering minor injuries, has been reported on Route 98 near Stroh Road in Alexander.

Alexander Fire Department and Mercy EMS responding.

Friday, November 4, 2011 at 3:34 pm

Two-car accident with minor injuries on West Main Street Road

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A two-car accident has been reported on West Main Street Road in the area of WNY Fireplace Outlet.

Minor injuries are reported.

One person is out of her car and walking around.

The accident is blocking West Main Street Road.

Town of Batavia Fire Department and Mercy EMS responding.

Friday, November 4, 2011 at 10:31 am

Bergen woman involved in Sept. 30 accident on Route 19 has died

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A 55-year-old woman who suffered a traumatic brain injury in a motor vehicle accident Sept. 30 has died.

Patty Ireland, of Bergen, succumbed to her injuries last night, WBTA reported this morning.

The mother of three adult children was driving on Route 19 when a truck carrying gravel was involved in a collision with another vehicle. The truck overturned in her path, spilling stone and gravel on the roadway, pushing Ireland's Chevy Impala 150 feet back down the roadway. 

Services have not yet been announced.

Monday, October 31, 2011 at 7:38 pm

Motor vehicle accident in Le Roy with possible injuries

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Le Roy Fire Department is responding to a two-car accident on East Main in which at least one person reportedly lost consciousness.

UPDATE 7:42 a.m.: An ALS (advanced life support) and BLS (basic life support) ambulance requested to the scene. Traffic control requested. Chief: "We're going to have to pop a door."

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