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Saturday, February 2, 2013 at 3:03 pm

Car shears off power pole on Knapp Road, Pembroke

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A car is well off the roadway and a utility pole is sheared off following an accident at the S-curve in the area of 611 Knapp Road. The vehicle has several occupants, but injuries, if any, are believed to be minor. There are guide wires, which are attached to the broken pole, across the roadway. Pembroke Fire Department is responding along with Mercy medics.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at 8:44 pm

Car crash at West Main and Lewiston

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A motor-vehicle accident is reported at West Main Street and Lewiston Road. Town of Batavia Fire Department is called to respond along with Mercy medics.

UPDATE 7:45 p.m.: There was air bag deployment on one vehicle. Two injuries are reported -- one person with a head injury and another with lower leg pain.

UPDATE 8:02 p.m.: An adult female who suffered "a whack on the top of the head" has arrived at UMMC along with a 14-year-old who has knee pain. The accident was a "low speed" incident.

Monday, January 28, 2013 at 7:38 pm

Car wreck with injuries on Stephen R. Hawley Drive near the college

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A motor-vehicle accident with injuries is reported on Stephen R. Hawley Drive. The location is midway between Bank Street Road and Batavia-Stafford Town Line Road. Mercy medics, Town of Batavia Fire Department and Sheriff's deputies are responding.

UPDATE 6:42 p.m. : A second ambulance is requested. There are three patients.

UPDATE 6:45 p.m.: Traffic flow will be handled alternately, with one direction at a time being allowed to proceed.

UPDATE 7:01 p.m.: An 18-year-old female is being transported to UMMC with complaints of neck pain.

UPDATE 7:05 p.m.: The two remaining patients just arrived at UMMC via Mercy BLS #2. The driver says they were involved "in a minor fender-bender." No other details provided.

UPDATE 7:11 p.m.: Town of Batavia fire is back in service.

Sunday, January 27, 2013 at 2:44 pm

Motor-vehicle accident at Route 98 and West Saile Drive, Batavia

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A motor-vehicle accident with unknown injuries is reported in front of Godwin Pumps, located at 8039 Oak Orchard Road (Route 98), and West Saile Drive. Town of Batavia Fire Department is responding.

UPDATE 1:45 p.m.: A responder on scene says "traffic's a mess" and calls for back up for traffic control. She also calls for medics to expedite and says she has two people injured, one of whom "is about to pass out." Two flatbed tows are called ASAP, both are blocking the roadway.

UPDATE 1:54 p.m.: One vehicle is on the west shoulder of the road, the other is in the middle of the road. State Police have southbound Route 98 shut down and Fire Police are going to shut down westbound West Saile Drive. "Looks like everybody's out" says a responder of the vehicles' occupants.

UPDATE 1:58 p.m.: A second Mercy rig is called, emergency mode.

UPDATE 2:10 p.m.: One person is being transported to Strong Memorial Hospital.

UPDATE 2:29 p.m.: A 5-year-old boy is the patient being taken to Strong, reportedly for simply evaluation. It is possible his mother, the driver, is being transported there as well, but that was not confirmed. The two people in the other vehicle were taken to UMMC, one is a female and the other is a 21-year-old male. The roadways are reopened and the Town of Batavia Fire Department is back in service.

UPDATE (by Howard): According to Trooper Frank Velletta, the silver vehicle, driven by a woman from Medina, was pulled over to the side of the road for some reason and then pulled out into traffic to execute a U-turn. The silver car was T-boned by the SUV. 

Thursday, January 24, 2013 at 9:15 pm

Motor-vehicle accident in Alabama, pregnant woman possibly has minor injuries

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A pregnant female has possibly suffered a minor injury in a motor-vehicle accident in the area of 1046 Bloomingdale Road in Alabama. Mercy medics are responding.

UPDATE 8:44 p.m.: The responders were advised to proceed in non-emergency mode for a possible sign-off.

Thursday, January 24, 2013 at 10:23 am

Car strikes tree at Route 19 and Peachy Road in Bergen

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A car struck a tree at Route 19 and Peachy Road and a person suffered a head injury. Bergen fire and Mercy medics are responding. The vehicle is well off the road.

UPDATE 9:28 a.m.: The location is north of Black Creek.

UPDATE 9:33 a.m.: The patient is alert and conscious.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at 7:37 pm

Car vs. deer accident on Alexander Road in the Town of Batavia

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A car vs. deer accident is reported at 9295 Alexander Road, near the intersection with Pike Road. The driver and her young children are apparently not injured but do require evaluation. Town of Batavia Fire Department is responding along with Mercy Medic #1.

UPDATE 6:38 p.m.: Responders report the deer has been dispatched. It is blocking one of the responder's trucks. There are a couple of sign-offs. Town of Batavia is told to return to service.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013 at 8:50 pm

Motor-vehicle accident in Pavilion

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A Mercy medic ambulance and the Pavilion Fire Department are responding to a one-car accident on Starr Road, near Route 63 in Pavilion.

One person is complaining of a leg injury.

UPDATE 7:58 p.m.: E.M.T. on scene says the patient will be signing off. Mercy medic is back in service.

Saturday, January 5, 2013 at 9:57 pm

Pedestrian struck by car at West Main and North Lyon, serious injuries

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A pedestrian has serious injuries after being struck by a car in front of the Castilone Chrysler dealership at the corner of West Main and North Lyon streets. City police, fire and Mercy medics are responding.

UPDATE 8:58 p.m.: Mercy Flight is on ground standby. Medics intend to take the victim via ambulance to the airport hangar for transport to a hospital. Traffic control is needed and westbound lanes are getting a little backed up.

UPDATE 9:11 p.m.: The victim is well en route to the Mercy Flight hangar. City Engine 11 is back in quarters.

UPDATE 10 p.m. (by Howard): According to Sgt. John Peck, the pedestrian was walking in the westbound lane of West Main Street. Another person out walking a dog tried to tell the pedestrian to get out of the street and onto the sidewalk, but the pedestrian, who appeared to be intoxicated, would not do it and even became belligerent. The driver of the red pickup never even saw the pedestrian until just before hitting him. No charges are anticipated. The pedestrian suffered a possible serious head injury and was unconscious when police first arrived on scene. The patient was conscious by the time he was transported by Mercy EMS. Peck said there appeared to be no issue with the snow that prevented the man from walking on the sidewalk.

UPDATE 10:58 p.m.: The pedestrian has been identified as Kevin G. Viehdeffer, 52, of Batavia. The driver has been identified as Ryan Gugel, 25, of Batavia. There are no charges pending against Gugel.

Saturday, January 5, 2013 at 2:00 pm

Pedestrian struck in front of McDonald's, Batavia

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A car struck a pedestrian in front of McDonald's restaurant on West Main Street in Batavia. The person is down in the roadway, but conscious. Town of Batavia Fire Department, Mercy medics and law enforcement are responding.

UPDATE 1:19 p.m.: The pedestrian was taken to UMMC. The town fire assignment is in service.

UPDATE 1:24 p.m.: The victim is a 45-year-old man who was taken to the Mercy Flight hangar off West Saile Drive and will be flown to a hospital. He is said to have injuries to his right hip and wrist and his ribs. He is having some difficulty breathing but never lost consciousness.

UPDATE 1:33 p.m.: Mercy Flight is airborne and headed to Strong Memorial Hospital. Mercy Medic 1 is back in service.

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