posted on March 08, 2010 15:55
UPDATE: 6:45pm The driver of the pick-up truck has been identified as Louis M. Reeb IV, of 40 East Main St., Corfu. He was taken to Strong Hospital for treatment of "non-life threatening" injuries.
A high-speed police chase has ended abruptly this afternoon on South Main Street in the city when a pick-up truck being pursued by police, crashed into a house.
One man has been seriously injured and is being flown via Mercy Flight to Strong Hospital in Rochester.
The chase started on Route 33 near Read Rd, in the Town of Batavia, about 4 miles from the city line.
Genesee county Sheriff’s Deputies and state police were pursuing a late model pick-up for speeding.
Investigators told us the driver would not stop.
As the chase entered the city, the pick-up attempted to maneuver the roundabout and slammed into a house at 28 South Main St.
Luz Castro and Robin Lewin lived in the house. Luz was outside waiting for her daughter to return home from school.
They described the action, both inside and out.
The force of impact was so severe, the house was shifted off its foundation and a gas line was ruptured.
The driver of the pick-up was the only person injured. He was taken by ambulance to a nearby landing site where Mercy Flight continued to take him into strong.
The scene at 28 S. Main St. on Monday afternoon. This pick-up truck was being pursed by Sheriff's Deputies, Batavia Police and State Police when it went out of control at the roundabout and slammed into the house. The unifdentified driver was taken by ambulance to a nearby landing zone and then flown via Mercy Flight to Strong Memorial. His condition is unknown. Police said the driver was being pursued for speeding.