3 people injured in Ridgeway accident
Press release, Orleans County Undersheriff Steve Smith
RIDGEWAY – Three people were hospitalized this morning following a two-vehicle crash in the town of Ridgeway.
The accident occurred at about 7:50 a.m., in the 11400 block of Ridge Road, just east of Horan Road. Kelly P. Bailey, 51, of Medina was operating a 1998 Jeep SUV travelling east on Route 104. Bailey’s vehicle crossed the center line and collided with a westbound 1998 GMC pick-up truck operated by Debra J. Albone-Gundrum, 62, of Lyndonville.
After the initial collision, Bailey’s vehicle ran off the north side of the roadway and over-turned, coming to rest on its roof. Bailey was trapped in the wreckage for approximately 25 minutes before being extricated by Ridgeway and Shelby firefighters. He was then air-lifted to Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester by Mercy Flight helicopter.
Albone-Gundrum (sole occupant) was transported to Medina Memorial Hospital by Medina FD ambulance, as was a front-seat passenger in Bailey’s vehicle, identified as James A. Groves, 43, of Medina.
The cause of the incident remains under investigation by the Orleans County Sheriff’s Office. Witnesses report Bailey’s vehicle operated erratically prior to the crash. The on-scene investigation was conducted by Deputy M.C. Mele, assisted by Sergeant D.W. Covis and Chief Deputy T.L. Drennan.