posted on January 23, 2014 13:22
One person was taken to ECMC by Mercy Flight with a serious leg injury suffered in a two-car crash this morning.
It happened on Route 5 in Stafford near A.D. Call and Sons Trucking Company around 6:30.
“Upon arrival from scene…two cars head-on, one with heavy entrapment, one the victim was actually out walking around. The gentlemen with heavy entrapment took a good amount of time to get him extricated,” Stafford Chief Christopher Bobo said.
The unidentified victim was then flown to the hospital. The driver of the pick-up truck, 52-year-old Timothy Parmenter of Creek Road, Pavilion, was not injured. The accident closed Route 5 for some time.
UPDATE (5:43 p.m.):
The Genesee County Sheriff's Office has released the accident report this evening. The man sent to the hospital is identified as Robert Putney, 57, of Main Road, Stafford.
The report says Putney's1996 Chevy sedan was traveling eastbound on Route 5 when it traveled over the center lane into the westbound side and the collision took place. It says Putney told authorities at the scene his windshield was not defrosted and he could not see clearly, causing him to drift into the other lane.
Putney was semiconscious after the accident and complained of a lower leg fracture. An operator at ECMC patient information this evening said she had no status regarding Putney.