A car versus tractor-trailer accident is reported on Route 63 north of the Thruway overpass. It's a rear-ender and both vehicles are on the shoulder of the roadway. Initially it was said to be partially blocking traffic. There is entrapment and extrication equipment will be needed. Town of Batavia Fire Department is responding. There are three injured persons and three Mercy rigs are requested. Law enforcement is on scene.
UPDATE 1:54 p.m.: Mercy Flight is called to the scene with a five-minute ETA. Because a third Mercy rig is not available, mutual aid is requested from Byron, which is sending an ambulance. A pumper from Town of Oakfield Fire Department is called in.
UPDATE 2:04 p.m.: A third Mercy rig is now available, so Byron is back in service. There is more than one person trapped.
UPDATE 2:06 p.m.: Mercy Flight has landed and Fire Police are controlling traffic.
UPDATE 2:16 p.m.: Two ambulances are taking patients to Erie County Medical Center.
UPDATE 2:20 p.m.: A patient has been extricated.
UPDATE 2:33 p.m.: The third ambulance at the scene is back in service, no word on a patient.
UPDATE 2:36 p.m.: The Oakfield pumper is back in service. The truck, which is smashed into the back of the semi, is still "somewhat attached" and after it is detached, will require a flatbed tow. The road is open.
UPDATE 2:48 p.m.: Mercy Flight left awhile ago and flew to ECMC. Town of Batavia is back in service.