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Friday, August 8, 2014 at 5:55 pm

Five people hurt in westbound Thruway crash

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An accident with five injured people is reported on the westbound Thruway at mile marker 399.9.

Pembroke and Indian Fall fire departments and Mercy medics are responding.

UPDATE 7:01 p.m.: Traffic is backed up as a result of the accident. At least four of the occupants are said to be probable sign-offs.

UPDATE 7:22 p.m.: One child is being transported to Women and Children's Hospital in Buffalo. The other medics are back in service.

Friday, August 8, 2014 at 5:15 pm

Two-car crash with one neck injury at Route 33 and Boyce Road

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A two-car accident with one person with a neck injury is reported at Genesee Street (Route 33) and Boyce Road. Corfu Fire Department is responding along with Mercy medics.


Wednesday, August 6, 2014 at 5:46 pm

Bicyclist struck by car near Southside Deli, conscious and alert, taken to UMMC

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A bicyclist was hit by a car at Liberty and Ellicott streets. The driver said he came around the corner and did not see the bicycle in time. The victim was taken by ambulance to UMMC and was conscious and alert.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at 5:50 pm

Car crash, unknown injuries, at State and Washington in the city

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A two-car accident, unknown injuries, is reported at the intersection of Bank Street and Washington Avenue. It is not blocking traffic. City fire and Mercy medics responding.

UPDATE 7:12 p.m.: No one was injured in the collision, caused by one vehicle's brake failure.

Monday, August 4, 2014 at 10:38 am

Four injured in car wreck at Warboys and Byron Holley roads

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A two-car accident with four people injured is reported at Warboys and Byron Holley roads. Two ambulances are responding along with Byron Fire Department.

UPDATE 11:40 a.m.: Another ambulance is called to the scene.

UPDATE 12:06 p.m.: At least one person has been transported to Strong Memorial Hospital.

Saturday, August 2, 2014 at 5:09 pm

Four-car smash-up at Alleghany and McVean roads, Darien

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A four-car pile-up, with injuries, is reported at Alleghany and McVean roads. Darien Fire Department and medics are responding.

UPDATE 6:30 p.m.: Darien assignment back in service. One person transported to an area hospital.

Friday, August 1, 2014 at 9:43 am

Two-car accident with injuries at Ledge Road and Route 77, Alabama

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A two-car accident with injuries, partially blocking traffic, is reported at Route 77 and Ledge Road. Alabama Fire Department and Mercy medics are responding.

Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 8:11 pm

UPDATED: Rollover with entrapment reported at Sweetland and Transit, Stafford

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A one-vehicle rollover accident with entrapment is reported at Sweetland and Transit roads. Stafford fire and Mercy medics are responding.

UPDATE 9:19 p.m.: Mercy Flight is called to the scene. It will be landing in the roadway.

UPDATE 9:23 p.m.: Traffic Police are requested to shut down eastbound traffic and Clipnock at Sweetland roads.

UPDATE 9:28 p.m.: Mercy Flight #5 out of Batavia has landed on the north side of Sweetland Road.

UPDATE 9:34 p.m.: Two more helicopters were requested. The second one is responding. The third is cancelled because it is in Syracuse with a 45-minute ETA. A ground ambulance will be employed instead.

UPDATE 9:45 p.m.: Mercy medic #2 is inbound to Strong with two patients onboard. Mercy Flight #5 is airborne with a patient; we do not as yet know the destination. Mercy Flight #9 has landed in the roadway west of the accident scene.

UPDATE 10 p.m.: Two patients are being taken to Strong via two Mercy Flight helicopters. Another four are being tranported there by two ambulances.

UPDATE 10:06 p.m.: A firefighter at the scene told Howard "If they hadn't been seated and belted, it would've been a different story."

UPDATE 10:52 p.m.: The Stafford assignment is back in service.

UPDATE 11:45 p.m. (by Howard): The initial investigation, according to Sgt. Ron Meides, is that a Chevy Suburban was northbound on Transit Road and a Chrysler minivan pulled into the intersection. "The driver of the Suburban did try to stop, but was unable to," Meides said. There is a hill on Transit south of the intersection, but a crossing car at night should be able to see the headlights of an approaching vehicle, Meides said. It's unknown if the driver of the minivan simply didn't see the SUV, was distracted, or thought the SUV driver had a stop sign, too (there is no stop sign for Transit Road traffic at that intersection). It's believed the minivan stopped and then proceeded into the intersection. The driver will likely be cited for failure to yield right of way, Meides said. Three adult women and three children were in the minivan. All were transported to Strong Memorial Hospital, one via Mercy Flight with a possible head injury. The passenger of the SUV -- the only person involved in the accident not wearing a seat belt -- suffered a possible head injury and was transported to Strong by another Mercy Flight unit. The driver of the SUV was not injured. None of the injuries are considered life threatening, Meides said.

FINAL UPDATE (by Billie): The names of those involved in the accident have been released. The driver of the Chevy Suburban was 27-year-old Jared Fleming of Genesee Street, Corfu. He is charged with felony DWI and felony driving with a BAC of .08 or more. He was arraigned in Stafford Town Court and released. Additional charges are pending. His front seat passenger, Ashley Cornett, same age and location as Fleming, was not wearing a seat belt and sustained a head injury. Mercy Flight took her to Strong. A rear seat passenger, Katlyn Hahn, 26, of Alden, was not injured, nor was the driver. All occupants of the other car involved, a Chrysler minivan, were transported to Strong for injuries or evaluation. They were driver, 26-year-old Latoya Stanley, of Ellicott Street, Batavia, front seat passenger Markeda Starks, 23, of Rochester, who went via Mercy Flight; rear seat passengers Kristina Drake, 24, of Rochester, Nakai Williams, 6, Jah-Mel Roman, 3, and Antonio Roman, 5, all of Batavia. All were reported in stable condition. Charges are pending against the Chrysler also.

Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 3:38 pm

Car wreck with injuries at Route 98 and Batavia Elba TL Road

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A two-car accident with injuries is reported at Route 98 and Batavia Elba Town Line Road. Elba Fire Department and Mercy medics are responding.

UPDATE: One person was transported to Strong Memorial Hospital. The accident involved two vehicles, one of which was a pickup truck.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at 4:04 pm

Child on bike struck by Jeep at East Avenue and Walker Place

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A caller reports a child on a bicycle was struck by a Jeep in the area of East Avenue and Walker Place. City police, fire and medics responded.

This was initially reported as being at 34 Columbia Ave. Regardless, the victim is inside the residence at that address.

The vehicle was also described as being a gray van.

City fire is back in service. Police are speaking roadside with the driver.

UPDATE 5:13 p.m.: Medics are taking the patient to UMMC. He is described as 9 years old and complaining of right side pain and a bump on his head.

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