A motor-vehicle rollover accident is reported on the Thruway, westbound at mile marker 403.5.
The vehicle is in the median. Pembroke and Indian Falls fire departments are responding along with Mercy EMS.
UPDATE (2:58 p.m.): Mercy Flight is called. An engine from East Pembroke is called to stage the landing zone. More medics are called. There are serious injuries. Two young children are involved but are "walking around and seem to be OK."
UPDATE (3:02 p.m.): The westbound lanes are blocked to through traffic. Authorities are setting up the landing zone on the roadway. More manpower requested.
UPDATE (3:05 p.m.): Mercy Flight #6 is en route with a five-minute ETA. Mercy Flight #7 is on standby in Buffalo.
UPDATE (3:08 p.m.): Both Mercy Flights are traveling to the scene. The landing zone is ready.
UPDATE (3:23 p.m.): Both Mercy Flights are on the ground. Additional ambulance requested to proceed in emergency mode, and another from Erie County. Three children, ages 1, 6 and 7 are backboarded and collared, with cuts and bruises, and will be transported to the hospital by ambulance.
UPDATE (3:30 p.m.): Pembroke Fire command asks for hydration for the firefighters and others at the scene.
UPDATE (3:42 p.m.): The children are en route to Children's Hospital. The last ambulance requested was cancelled. Mercy Flights are in air. Roadway is to be opened back up ASAP.
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