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Thursday, October 10, 2013 at 5:43 pm

Car wreck on westbound Thruway, Le Roy responding

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An accident is reported on the westbound Thruway at mile marker 384.4. Le Roy fire and ambulance are responding. Injuries are said to be minor. Traffic is backing up. "Sounds like a truck was stopped on the shoulder of the road and a vehicle may have rear-ended it," says a dispatcher.

UPDATE 6:47 p.m.: A responder says one passenger is "sitting up but is disoriented."

Saturday, October 5, 2013 at 2:06 pm

Truck vs. bicycle accident on Prole Road, Stafford

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A truck versus bicycle accident is reported at 8220 Prole Road Extension. Stafford Fire Department and Mercy Medics are responding.

UPDATE 3:06 p.m.: Despite reports the bicyclist "flew through the air," the 20 40-year-old male suffered no loss of consciousness and he is alert, with some road rash injuries.

UPDATE 3:10 p.m.: A witness says the vehicle which struck the bicyclist is not a truck. It's a small red car, which left the scene, heading toward the city on Route 33. It is missing the passenger side mirror glass as a result of the impact.

UPDATE 3:16 p.m.: The right headlight may also be damaged.

UPDATE 3:21 p.m.: Stafford firefighters are back in service.

UPDATE 3:30 p.m.: The patient is being transported to UMMC for evaluation and treatment of abrasions on his elbow.

Thursday, October 3, 2013 at 4:52 pm

Motorcycle wreck on Telephone Road, Pavilion

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A motorcyclist has had an accident, unknown circumstances, and is face down in the roadway unable to speak at 7712 Telephone Road in Pavilion. A Mercy Flight helicopter out of Buffalo is en route. Mercy medics and Pavilion Fire Department are responding.

UPDATE 5:53 p.m.: A Sheriff's deputy on scene reports the patient is conscious and alert but does not remember how the accident occurred. The location is just east of South Street Road on Route 20.

UPDATE 5:56 p.m.: They are going to shut down traffic on Route 20, westbound at Asbury Road, and eastbound at South Street Road. The helicopter has about a 10-minute ETA.

UPDATE 6:12 p.m.: Mercy Flight has landed on Route 20.

UPDATE 6:33 p.m.: Pavilion is back in service, except for command.

UPDATE 6:41 p.m.: The rider is described as a male about 30 years of age.

UPDATE 6:49 p.m.: All responders are back in service. The road is reopened. Did not hear the hospital destination of Mercy Flight.

UPDATE 6:57 p.m.: A deputy is asked to return to the scene to dispatch a deer, which the motorcyclist is said to have struck, causing the accident. The deer apparently left the scene and has just now been spotted.

Thursday, October 3, 2013 at 9:59 am

Car crash on Route 5 in front of Blondie's Sip & Dip

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A two-car accident with minor injuries is reported on Route 5 in front of Blondie's Sip & Dip, 670 E. Main St. It is blocking traffic. Mercy medics are on scene along with city fire. Law enforcement on scene says one subject is complaining of neck pain and shortness of breath.

UPDATE 11:24 a.m.: There were three people involved. Two were sign-offs and the third was taken to UMMC. Flatbed tows are called. The assignment is back in service.

Thursday, October 3, 2013 at 8:50 am

Car vs. pedestrian accident on Main Street Downtown

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A car vs. pedestrian accident is reported on Main Street in front of Larry's Steakhouse. The pedestrian is on the ground. City fire, police and Mercy medics are responding.

UPDATE 9:57 a.m.: City fire is back in service. Mercy medics are transporting the patient to the hospital.

UPDATE 10:13 a.m.: The male pedestrian is being taken to Erie County Medical Center. He had a bike with him, but it has not been determined whether he was riding it at the time of the accident. Authorities will follow up.

Saturday, September 21, 2013 at 9:04 am

Crash at West Main and Oak streets in the city, minor injuries, partially blocking

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A two-vehicle accident is reported at West Main and Oak streets. City fire and two Mercy medic ambulances are responding. There are two, possibly three, people with what are believed to be minor injuries. The accident is partially blocking traffic. Law enforcement is on scene.

UPDATE 10:08 a.m.: One of the ambulances that responded is cancelled, now back in service.

UPDATE 10:23 a.m.: Engine 11 is back in quarters.

UPDATE: Photo submitted by Mat Fenton.

Thursday, September 19, 2013 at 2:17 pm

Woman in motorized wheelchair struck by car, minor injuries

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A vehicle is believed to have struck a person in a wheelchair in the parking lot of Sport of Kings restaurant on West Main Street. A female is lying in the roadway and has minor injuries. Mercy medics, police and city fire are responding.


Sunday, September 15, 2013 at 3:25 pm

Man pinned by bulldozer on Boyce Road, Pembroke

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A man is reported to be stuck -- "not sure if he's inside or under" -- a bulldozer or some other type of machinery on Boyce Road. Mercy medics are responding along with East Pembroke Fire Department and mutual aid from Alexander. Mercy Flight is on ground standby in Batavia.

UPDATE 4:28 p.m.: "Patient is still trapped underneath a skidster," says a responder from Corfu Fire Deparment, adding that the patient is way back behind the house.

UPDATE 4:29 p.m.: The path back there is problematic because it's likely trucks would get stuck if they tried to drive on it.

UPDATE 4:31 p.m.: They need manpower to go back to the accident site with hand tools. They are to stage at their trucks for now. An investigator is called to the scene.

UPDATE 4:34 p.m.: Mercy Flight is cancelled.

UPDATE 4:35 p.m.: A rep for Case tractor / farm equipment is sought so responders can get information on how to work the machine's hydraulics.

UPDATE 4:41 p.m.: A man is at the scene who is either a rep for Case or who is knowlegable about the machinery in question, but he is told the State Police investigators must complete their work before he go back there.

UPDATE 5:09 p.m.: This is a fatal accident.

Friday, September 13, 2013 at 11:14 am

Car and school bus accident reported on West Main Street, no injuries

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A car vs. school bus accident is reported in front of Dunn Tire store at 140 W. Main St. in the city. The bus has no passengers. There are no injuries. City fire and Mercy medics are responding.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013 at 1:57 pm

Accident with minor injuries at Ford and Norton roads

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An accident involving two vehicles is reported at Ford and Norton roads. Injuries are minor. Elba and Byron fire departments are responding along with medics.

UPDATE 3:07 p.m.: A second ambulance is called in for a subject with chest pain.

UPDATE 3:19 p.m.: Byron is transporting one patient to Strong Memorial Hospital.

UPDATE 4:07 p.m.: The other patient is a 38-year-old male who was taken to UMMC with an injured right hand.

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