The Journal Register (Medina, NY)

Local News

May 1, 2013

Emergency crews respond to car accident early Tuesday

Medina Journal-Register — Local emergency crews responded to the scene of an accident on Salt Works Road shortly after 1 a.m. Tuesday morning, according to reports.

Upon arriving at the scene personnel from the Medina Fire Department, Medina Police Department, and Medina Ambulance found a car flipped upside down leaning against a telephone pole. The driver was still pinned inside the car and the power lines were down, according to information provided by the Fire Department.

The Ridgeway and Shelby Fire Departments were dispatched to aide at the site by using their hydraulic tools, the report said.

Medina Police said the preliminary investigation of the accident showed the driver operating the vehicle going north on Salt Works Road near the Applewood Mobile Home Estate. Early indications are that the vehicle crossed from the north to the south bound lane of traffic and left the road on the west side, driving into a steep ditch where it struck a telephone pole and broke it in half, police said.

The report from the Fire Department said firefighters worked for 40 minutes to safely extricate the driver, who was stuck inside the crushed vehicle. Upon removing the driver, paramedics treated the person, who was then transported to the helicopter landing zone for transport to Erie County Medical Center by Mercy Flight Western New York.

Crews from National Grid and Lyons Collision assisted at the scene of the accident.

Police said the vehicle’s speed appears to have been a factor in the accident. No charges have been filed against the driver, whose name has not been released.

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