posted on April 03, 2013 12:16
A one-car accident early this morning in Pembroke sends one to the hospital and knocks out power to more than 2,000 customers.
At around 1 a.m., driver 22-year-old Theodis Hill III of Batavia was spooked by a deer, lost control of the vehicle and crossed over the other side of Route 5 in the Town of Pembroke. The car overturned after it hit a drainage ditch and struck a National Grid power pole.
The driver was apparently trapped inside and it was a tricky extrication process because the wire and poles were burning.
Hill was taken to UMMC for treatment of an apparent shoulder injury. A passenger, 29-year-old Joshua Martin, also of Batavia, was not treated. According to National Grid's online power outage map, all power has been restored.