accident

Friday, July 21, 2017 at 6:53 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, accident, Eagle, news, Bliss.

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The driver of an ATV suffered head injuries late this afternoon after he crashed into a ditch on Sheppard Road in Eagle. The driver of the ATV was wearing a helmet with a full face mask.

Wyoming County Sheriff’s deputies say it looks like the driver was coming off a trail on the east side of Sheppard Road a “little too fast” and failed to navigate around a deep ditch on the west side of the road.

The driver was taken to Wyoming County Community Hospital, Warsaw, via Bliss Ambulance for treatment. However while en route to WCCH the man was slipping in and out of consciousness, thereby necessitating a call for Mercy Flight. Subsequently, he was taken to ECMC in Buffalo for his injuries.

No charges have been filed at this time.

Assisting deputies at the scene was Eagle Hose Company (Bliss Fire Department).

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Friday, July 21, 2017 at 3:09 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, accident, news, Arcade.

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Two teenage girls were taken via Mercy Flight to Women and Children’s Hospital in Buffalo for head injuries sustained in an accident this afternoon in Arcade.

Arcade Police report a vehicle, driven by Karen Dziuba, heading north on Liberty Street in the Village was stopped in traffic when a second vehicle, driven by Linda Osterhout, rear-ended it.

A staging area was set up at the Arcade Fire Department for a double Mercy Flight landing, at which time the girls were taken via ambulance to the landing site then transferred to the helicopters and taken to Buffalo.

Both vehicles were towed from the scene by Barber’s Auto Service.

Assisting at the scene included the Arcade Fire Department and the Mercy Flight Fly Car out of Springville. The Fly Cars are available to on-call providers and flight teams to be used for system support if needed.

Osterhout, of Fillmore, was ticketed for following too closely.

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Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at 2:16 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, accident, Arcade.

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A four-vehicle accident temporarily stopped traffic on Route 39 at the county line in Arcade around noon today.

State Police say a white car headed west on Route 39 veered into the eastbound lane, at Countyline Road, and struck a full-size pickup truck. The impact sent the truck crashing into a van. A fourth vehicle subsequently hit the Chevy after the truck veered into its lane.

Three injuries were reported. One of the victims was taken via Mercy Flight to ECMC in Buffalo, the other two patients were transported via Arcade, and Yorkshire ambulances to area hospitals.

While the driver of the white vehicle will be ticketed – moved from lane unsafely – troopers on the scene do not believe drugs or alcohol are a factor in the crash; investigation pending.

Assisting State Police, Warsaw, on the scene included Arcade PD, and State Police, Ellicottville.

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Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at 2:41 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, crime, news, accident, Orangeville.

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Joshua D. Huntress, of Mayville, has been charged with manslaughter in the accident that killed a North Tonawanda woman Sunday afternoon in Orangeville.

New York State Police say Huntress, 28, was charged July 12 with manslaughter in the second degree, driving while ability impaired by drugs, and several other vehicle and traffic law violations.

Around noon July 9, two motorcycles, each carrying a passenger, were traveling east on Route 20A when Huntress, driving west, crossed over the center line and struck the bikers.

Tomasa Martinez, 66, was taken to Wyoming County Community Hospital where she later died as a result of injuries sustained in the collision. The other three bikers were taken to ECMC for treatment.

Huntress was arraigned in the Town of Warsaw Court and jailed in the Wyoming County Jail in lieu of $250,000 cash bail.

He is due in Warsaw Town Court at a later date.

On April 24, State Police arrested Huntress for driving while ability impaired by drugs and unlawful possession of marijuana.

At that time, troopers responded to Route 430 in Ellery for a report of a vehicle off the road. Officials say Huntress was driving under the influence of a narcotic when he left the roadway for an unknown reason.

After allegedly failing field sobriety testing he was arrested. Following the arrest, officers say a bag of marijuana was found in his pocket. He was taken to the State Police barracks in Jamestown where he was evaluated by a State Police drug recognition expert.

He was uninjured in the above accident.

See related: A North Tonawanda woman is the victim in fatal motorcycle accident in Orangeville

UPDATE 7:21 p.m.: According to State Police officials, the three bikers taken to ECMC are still being treated for non life-threatening injuries

Sunday, July 9, 2017 at 10:44 pm

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Press release

The New York State Police in Warsaw, along with the Wyoming County Sheriff’s Office and Wyoming County District Attorney’s Office are investigating a fatal motor-vehicle accident that occurred earlier today on Route 20A in the Town of Orangeville.

At approximately 11:45 a.m., a vehicle being driven by Joshua D. Huntress, of Mayville, was traveling west on Route 20A when he crossed into the eastbound lane and struck two oncoming motorcycles, each with a passenger.

One of the motorcycle passengers, Tomasa Martinez, 66, of North Tonanwanda, was taken to Wyoming County Community Hospital where she succumbed to her injuries. The three other bikers were transported to Erie County Medical Center, Buffalo, where they are being treated for their injuries.

The investigation is ongoing and charges are pending against Huntress.

See related: Fatal accident temporarily shut down Route 20A in Orangeville

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Sunday, July 9, 2017 at 4:56 pm

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An accident involving two motorcycles and a car shut down Route 20A at Route 98 in Orangeville for approximately four hours this afternoon.

New York State Troopers say a sedan traveling westbound on Route 20A crossed over the centerline of traffic and struck two motorcycles headed east. Of the five people involved in the collision, four were on motorcycles.

Two people were taken via Mercy Flight and one via North Java Ambulance to ECMC in Buffalo. Two others were taken via Warsaw Ambulance to Wyoming County Community Hospital, where one person died as a result of their injuries.

Assisting State Police on the scene included the Wyoming County Sheriff’s Department, Varysburg Fire Department, Attica Ambulance, and Warsaw and North Java ambulance and traffic control. Wyoming Fire Department also provided aid as they were coming from the Jam in the Valley event at Buffalo Hill, Varysburg.

The investigation into the accident is ongoing.

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Thursday, June 22, 2017 at 1:47 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, news, accident, Perry.

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Perry Police responded to an injury auto accident at Main and Genesee streets in the Village around noon today. Officials say a sedan was traveling south on Main Street when it struck a parked car.

The driver of the sedan was taken to Wyoming County Community Hospital for injuries sustained in the accident.

Officers were assisted at the scene by Perry Fire Department and Perry Ambulance.

No charges have been filed at the time of this post.

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Monday, June 19, 2017 at 10:13 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, accident, news, Castile, Perry.

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Minor injuries were reported at the scene of a two-vehicle accident at Chapman Road and Route 39, Perry, late this afternoon.

The Wyoming County Sheriff’s Department was assisted at the scene by Perry Police, and Perry, Castile and Monroe Ambulance, and Perry Fire Department.

The cause of the accident is still under investigation.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at 3:43 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, accident, news, Gainesville, Silver Springs.

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A two-vehicle accident temporarily shut down Route 19, just north of Route 19A, in Gainesville earlier today.

According to Wyoming County Sheriff’s deputies, a Silver Springs woman allegedly rear-ended a vehicle as they were traveling south on Route 19. 

One injury was reported, however, a passenger in one of the vehicles has a medical condition and was also taken to Wyoming County Community Hospital for observation. 

Assisting deputies included Gainesville and Pike ambulances.

The cause of the accident is unknown at this time and it is still under investigation.

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Sunday, May 28, 2017 at 10:13 pm
posted by Howard Owens in accident, Warsaw, news.

A truck vs. motorcycle accident is reported at Route 20A and Route 238, Warsaw.

Warsaw fire and an ambulance are responding.

A chief checked on the availability of Mercy Flight, but Mercy Flight is unable to fly due to weather conditions.

Monday, May 15, 2017 at 3:50 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, accident, Sheldon, Harris Corners.

Wyoming County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a fatal, two-car accident in Sheldon Saturday.

Deputies say, Jessica Lombardo, 23, of Buffalo, was driving a vehicle east on Route 20A when she crossed over into the westbound lane. A second vehicle, driven by Daniel Scheck, 33, of Buffalo, was traveling west when the two cars collided.

Lombardo was pronounced dead at the scene. Scheck was taken to a local hospital for treatment of his injuries.

The Wyoming County Crash Management Team was requested for the investigation.

The New York State Police, and Harris Corners and Sheldon fire departments, and Medic 80 assisted at the scene.

The investigation is continuing.

Friday, April 28, 2017 at 7:03 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, accident, news, Perry.

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Around 4 p.m. Wyoming County Sheriff’s deputies responded to an accident at Route 20A and Silver Lake Road where a red pickup truck slammed into a utility pole, severing the top portion of the pole from its base. Before the truck could be removed from the scene crews from NYSEG had to cut the power to the electric lines.

One person was taken to Strong Memorial Hospital via Mercy Flight; a passenger in the vehicle was checked by medical personnel, signed off on treatment and was released.

Assisting at the scene were Perry Center and Perry fire departments, Perry Ambulance, Perry Police, and Ott’s Towing. 

The cause of the accident is under investigation.

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at 4:00 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, news, Arcade, accident.

An ATV accident at Mockingbird Campgrounds, Genesee Road, Arcade, claimed the life of 43-year-old Jason Krull, of Buffalo.

Wyoming County Sheriff’s deputies say Krull had been pinned under the ATV for an unknown amount of time before he was discovered by a friend.

Crews from Arcade Ambulance and Medic 81 were the first to arrive on the scene and began performing CPR. After nearly 30 minutes, ambulance personnel were able to obtain a pulse. 

Krull was then taken to Bertrand-Chaffee Hospital, Springville, where he was later flown to ECMC where he succumbed to his injuries late Monday evening.

Thursday, April 20, 2017 at 2:55 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, accident, Eagle, Gainesville.

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Photo submitted by Rachel Brown.

Darren B. Fuller-Goodenow, 19, of Gainesville, was ticketed April 19 with following too closely, after an accident on Route 362, Eagle. Wyoming County Sheriff’s deputies say a farm tractor operated by Robert Buffum, of Arcade, was heading north on Route 362 and had a trailer and set of field rollers in tow.

It is alleged that Fuller-Goodenow struck the rear of the tractor/rollers and his car landed on top of the rollers. He was checked out by Bliss Ambulance and signed off on further treatment. He is due in Eagle Town Court in May.

Monday, April 17, 2017 at 12:23 pm
posted by Howard Owens in Wyoming, crime, accident, news.

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      Nicole Sullivan

A 31-year-old resident of Wyoming has been arrested and accused making up information about a car-tree accident at 2:35 a.m. June 10 on Fargo Road, Stafford, where a disabled passenger was seriously injured.

Nicole Kimberly Sullivan, 31, of North Main Street, Wyoming, is charged with assault, 2nd, endangering the welfare of an incompetent or physically disabled person, falsely reporting an incident and operator leaving the scene of an accident with injuries. 

Sheriff's Office investigators say that following the accident, Sullivan was the actual driver of the vehicle, even though she initially told responders that driver had left the scene. Firefighters and deputies then conducted an extensive search of the area for the possible driver, both to locate the driver and out of concern the driver could be injured.

Later that morning, Sullivan admitted to deputies that she was the driver of the vehicle.

The passenger, Zachery W. Schwarts, 20, was transported by Mercy Flight to Strong Memorial Hospital.

Investigator Joseph Graff and Deputy Eric Meyer, who assisted in the investigation, assert that Sullivan failed to report the accident as soon as she was physically able to do so and that she failed to make timely notification of the need for medical assistance for the injured passenger.

Sullivan was also issued citations for driving left of pavement markings, unlicensed operator, aggravated unlicensed operation, 3rd, failure to notify DMV of address change, no seat belt, and unregistered motor vehicle.

Also assisting in the investigation, Sgt. John Baiocco.

Top photo: File photo.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at 9:12 pm
posted by Howard Owens in accident, news, Arcade.

A vehicle has struck a tree in the area of 1209, Chaffee Road, Arcade.

Strykersville fire and an ambulance dispatched.

Unknown injuries, but Mercy Flight is on ground standby.

UPDATE 9:12 p.m.: One patient, with slight facial injuries, will require ambulance transport.

UPDATE 9:14 p.m.: Mercy Flight cancelled.

Friday, March 17, 2017 at 1:53 pm
posted by Howard Owens in accident, Covington, news.

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One person suffered minor injuries and was transported to an area hospital following a single-car rollover accident at about 11:45 a.m. on Route 19 in Covington.

Pavilion fire and Mercy EMS responded.

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Thursday, March 9, 2017 at 4:13 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, news, accident, Perry.

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Wyoming County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a two-car accident on Route 20A just east of the Perry-Warsaw Airport, Perry.

A silver Subaru was parked on the shoulder of the road when the driver of a Volkswagon Beetle veered out of the lane and struck the Subaru at full speed.

The driver of the Volkswagon was cited for moving from lane unsafely.

Minor injuries were reported.

Deputies were assisted at the scene by Perry Ambulance and Perry Police.

Monday, February 27, 2017 at 4:10 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, crime, accident, news, Cowlesville, Bennington.

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    Nicholas Price

Nicholas Price, 29, of Batavia, was arrested in connection with a hit-and-run accident that happened Jan. 27 in the Town of Bennington.

According to the original report, around 11:50 a.m. a black Hyundai Accent was traveling eastbound when it went off the road on Route 354 in the Hamlet of Cowlesville. 

The car was said to have struck a mailbox, then a red GMC Sierra pickup truck before coming to rest against a tree. 

The driver is accused of fleeing the scene and driving the Hyundai eastbound with extensive damage to the front end.

On Feb. 17, New York State Troopers responded to a medical call on Halstead Road in the Town of Batavia. While at the scene, troopers say they saw a black Hyundai Accent with front end damage similar to what was reported in the Cowlesville incident. 

Upon further investigation, and evidence collected from the scene, officers say they were able to match the suspect vehicle to the original accident.

Subsequently, Price was charged Feb. 24 with criminal mischief in the fourth degree, leaving the scene of property damage accident, reckless driving, moved from lane unsafely, and drove across hazard markings.

He is due in the Town of Bennington Court sometime in March.

See related: Police seeking information in hit and run collision in Cowlesville

Monday, February 20, 2017 at 5:38 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, crime, accident, news.

The Genesee County Sheriff’s Office filed charges Feb. 16 against Nicole K. Sullivan in relation to a one-car accident that occurred during the early morning hours of June 10.

Sullivan, 31, of Perry, is charged with: falsely reporting an incident in the third degree; unlicensed operator of a motor vehicle; aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the third degree; operation of an unregistered motor vehicle; failure to notify the Department of Motor Vehicles of change in address; no seat belt; and driving left of pavement markings.

On June 10, at approximately 2:25 a.m., an accident on Fargo Road, Stafford, was reported. When deputies arrived on the scene, they say they found a male, later identified as Zachery W. Schwartz, 20, unresponsive in the vehicle and a female, Sullivan, on the front porch at a nearby home.

At the time, Sullivan told officers that there was a third occupant, who was driving the car, and fled the scene, traveling north on Fargo Road.

Schwartz was flown via Mercy Flight 5 to Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, for extensive head injuries. Sullivan was taken via Mercy ambulance to Strong for head and leg injuries.

Fire personnel conducted a thorough search on foot of the surrounding areas using FLIR Technology (thermal imaging) in an attempt to locate the unknown driver involved in the crash. The New York State Police assisted by maintaining a roving perimeter of the area. Area hospitals were also notified to call the Genesee County Sheriff’s Office if they received any potential car accident patients.

Approximately three hours after the accident was reported, Sullivan admitted to police that she and Schwartz were the only occupants in the vehicle and she was the driver.

The charges stem from the allegation that Sullivan was in fact the driver of the car at the time of the collision and she gave false information concerning the details of the incident. It is further alleged that there was not an unknown driver of the car who fled the scene as originally reported by Sullivan.

Assisting at the scene of the accident included Stafford, Batavia, and Le Roy fire departments, Genesee County Emergency Management, and Mercy medics.

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