Slick roads, several accidents

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 3 January 2015 at 4:29 pm

Photos by Tom Rivers

GAINES – A driver slid off Route 98 in the Town of Gaines, about a half mile north of Route 104, at about 3 p.m. today, one of several accidents after the roads turned slick due to freezing rain.

Dan Ryan, an employee for Waters Autobody and Paint, arrived with a flat bed truck and pulled the car out of the ditch.

The driver of this car, Donald Rosario Jr., was taken by ambulance to Medina Memorial Hospital for minor injuries. Rosario, 22, of Waterport snapped a fire hydrant off when he slid off the east side of the road. The Gaines Highway Department responded to the scene along with emergency personnel and the Orleans County Sheriff’s Department.

Several other accidents have been reported, including on Ridge Road in the Town of Ridgeway when a car hit a pole and knocked down wires. Crews also are responding to an accident in the Town of Shelby on East Shelby Road, where the vehicle went off the road into trees. The driver reportedly has a head injury.

Updated 5:30 p.m.: Additional accidents have been reported on Marshall Road in Ridgeway with a vehicle overturned in a ditch and on Lyndonville Road in Ridgeway with a car in a ditch.

Updated 7:02 p.m.: Additional accidents have been reported on Ridge Road in Gaines between Sawyer and Lattin roads where a passenger reportedly has a broken collarbone, and on Route 31E (Telegraph Road) in Shelby where a vehicle went off the road.