December 1, 2014
ALFRED, NY – Alfred Village Police Chief Paul Griffith reports that on Friday morning, November 29, there was a one car accident in the Town of Alfred, on County Route 11, McHenry Valley Road. According to Police Chief Griffith, a vehicle exited the roadway to the right and went down into a culvert, overturning and coming to rest partially on its roof and passenger side.
Griffith says there were five persons in the vehicle, and that two were transported to St. James by ambulance, the driver and her three-year-old grandson. Flown from the scene to Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester for possible head injuries was the mother of all three children, her three-month-old son and her seven-year-old son.
Griffith also says that the accident was found by persons passing by that notice the vehicle tracks in the snow leading to the culvert. They stopped to see where the tracks led to and found the car in the culvert. At that time they called for help and went to assist the persons in the vehicle. At this time the accident is still under investigation.
Assisting the Alfred ambulance service at the scene was Amity Rescue, Almond Ambulance and the City of Hornell fire Department. The Alfred Police Department was assisted by the Alfred State University Police and the New York State Police Accident Reconstruction Team.