Medina Journal-Register — Three people remained hospitalized Monday following four separate accidents Sunday.
The first incident occurred at about 11:30 a.m., at the intersection of Mill and Murdock roads in the Town of Ridgeway. A 2006 Chevrolet Suburban, operated by Paula S. Woodward, 47, was traveling west on Mill and entered the intersection against the stop sign. Woodward’s vehicle travelled into the path of a 2002 Chrysler Suburban headed south on Murdock operated by Catherine J. Worrells, 18, Lyndonville.
Worrells was treated and released at Eastern Niagara Health System Hospital in Newfane. Paula Woodward was treated and released at Medina Memorial Hospital. Her son Thomas, 14, was not injured. Woodward was cited by Deputy J.W. Halstead for Failing to Yield Right-of-Way at an Intersection.
The second incident occurred shortly before 5:00 p.m., when two vehicles collided head-on while on the Gaines Basin Road bridge over the Erie Canal in the Town of Gaines. Amy L. Broskin, 34, Kendall was operating a 2001 Dodge pick-up truck southbound and Dawn E. Corter, 45, Kent was operating a 2009 Nissan Suburban northbound.
Corter, who was the sole occupant of her vehicle, was transported to Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, where she remains in satisfactory condition. Broskin was not injured. Of the four children who were passengers in her vehicle, none were hospitalized and only one was treated at the scene. Sergeant G.T. Gunkler’s report cited icy road conditions and poor visibility as contributing factors.
The third incident occurred at about 5:15 p.m., when two vehicles collided on the State Route 31 bridge over the Falls Railroad, just east of Knowlesville Road in the Town of Ridgeway. Conner A. Wolfe, 19, Middleport was operating a 2002 Suzuki Suburban east on Rte. 31. Wolfe, the sole occupant, lost control of his vehicle on snow/ice covered road surface and travelled across the center line and into the path of a westbound 2005 Ford Suburban operated by Ronald L. Larson, 32, Medina. The collision caused the Wolfe vehicle to over-turn on its side.
Wolfe had to be extricated by Ridgeway firefighters. He was treated and released at Medina Memorial Hospital. Larson was also treated and released at MMH. A female passenger in Larson’s vehicle, Elizabeth Harmon, 29, Barker, was pinned in the vehicle for several minutes before being extricated by Ridgeway firefighters. She was transported to Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, where she remains in satisfactory condition. The incident was investigated by Deputy T.N. Tooley and Deputy D.E. Foeller Jr.
The fourth incident occurred at about 9:15 p.m. A 2005 Chevrolet sedan was traveling west on Fletcher Chapel Road, approximately ½ mile west of Southwood Road in the Town of Shelby. The driver and sole occupant, Ashleigh L. Daniels, 25, Kent, failed to negotiate a curve in the snow/ice covered roadway. The vehicle ran off the north side of the roadway and over-turned on its side.
Daniels was transported by Medina F.D. ambulance to Erie County Medical Center in Buffalo, where she remains in serious condition. East Shelby firefighters also assisted at the scene. The incident was investigated by Deputy T.N. Tooley.