PEMBROKE — One man was taken to Erie County Medical Center in Buffalo after he was seriously injured in a crash this morning on the state Thruway.
New York State Police said two tractor-trailers and a car were involved in the crash, which happened about 8:45 a.m. in the westbound lanes.
The crash backed up traffic for miles, with cars and trucks being diverted from the Le Roy and Batavia exits.
No other details were released by state police.
Genesee County Office of Emergency Management Coordinator Tim Yaeger said, “It appears to be serious injuries for the driver of the tractor-trailer who struck the tractor trailer that was roadside due to a mechanical problem.
Yaeger said the driver was transported by Mercy EMS to ECMC.
“The driver and passenger of the tractor-trailer that he hit were treated and released at the scene by Mercy EMS. It was just an evaluation of the driver and the passenger,” Yaeger said. “It appeared to be no injuries.” Yaeger said the second tractor-trailer was parked on the right shoulder of the Thruway and both males were in the cab.
The initial call about the accident came in at 8:48 a.m., Yaeger said.
“At the accident scene, it was about 30 minutes that both westbound lanes were shut down and then we were able to open up one lane,” he said. Once the driver was transported and firefighters were clear, the scene was turned over to the New York State Police and the Thruway Authority. Responding to the scene, Yaeger said, were the East Pembroke Fire Department, Indian Falls fire chief, town of Batavia Rescue, the county Office of Emergency Management and Mercy EMS.