Sheriff identifies 4 injured in Albion accident

Posted 21 August 2015 at 6:00 pm

Photo by Tom Rivers  – Albion firefighters and COVA personnel are on scene of a serious car accident this afternoon at the intersection of Gaines Basin Road and Albion-Eagle Harbor Road.

Press Release
Sheriff Scott Hess

ALBION – Four people including a toddler are hospitalized following a 2-car crash this afternoon on the Albion-Gaines town line.

The incident occurred at about 3:40 p.m., at the intersection of Gaines Basin Road and Albion-Eagle Harbor Road.

A 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt was travelling north on Gaines Basin Road and failed to stop for the stop sign at Albion-Eagle Harbor Rd. The Cobalt entered the intersection and collided with a westbound 2008 Honda Civic.

The driver of the Cobalt is identified as Shanque K. Collins, 23, of Rochester. She was flown by Mercy Flight helicopter to Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester.

A front seat passenger in her car is identified as Tiajah Shari Lewis, 22, of Rochester. She had to be extricated from the car by Albion firefighters.

Collins’ 3-year-old son was a back-seat passenger in the vehicle. Both the boy and Lewis were transported to Strong by Central Orleans Volunteer Ambulance. At the time of the collision, the toddler was riding in a car seat. However neither he nor the seat were properly secured.

The driver (sole occupant) of the Civic is identified as Trudy M. Arnett, 40, of Newfane in Niagara County. She was transported to Medina Memorial Hospital by Medina Fire Department Ambulance.

The incident was investigated by Deputy D.J. Pahuta, with assistance from Deputies K.J. Colonna, B.M. Larkin and T.N. Tooley. Trooper K.L. Bentley of the Albion barracks also assisted. Charge(s) against Collins, including Aggravated Unlicensed Operation in the 2nd Degree, are pending her recovery.