UPDATE: Accident Closes Route 318 in Junius Monday


UPDATE 7am 05/04/13

News Release from the Seneca County Sheriff's Department:

Personal Injury Auto Accident


06-03-13 @  2:15 p.m. Seneca County Sheriff’s Deputies investigated a personal injury auto accident just east of Whiskey Hill Road on State Route 318 in the Town of Junius. A car driven by Lynn A. Pinette, age 28, of 6277 South Vine Valley, Middlesex, NY was traveling west on State Route 318 and pulled into the path of a west bound tractor trailer driven James H. Simpson, age 61, of 197 Reed Street, Buffalo, NY. Both vehicles then went off the north side of the road and into the open field west of Whiskey Hill Road. The trailer which was loaded with non-hazardous dirt rolled over after partially disconntecting from the tractor. Pinette was trapped in her vehicle and was extricated by firefighters from theWaterloo and Junius Fire Department. Pinette was treated at the scene by North Seneca Ambulance then flown by Mercy Flight to Strong Memorial Hospital for treatment of her injuries.  A passenger in the Pinette vehicle Jason R. Donahue, age 33, of Middlesex, NY was treated at the scene by North Seneca Ambulance and flown to Strong Memorial by Mercy Flight. Rt. 318 was closed for two hours while deputies conducted the accident investigation. The investigation is continuing.




A serious tractor trailer - car accident occured Monday afternoon in the Seneca County Town of Junius.

The truck was apparently traveling west on Route 318 when it struck the car at the intersection of Whiskey Hill Road.   The truck and car ended up in a ditch just west of the intersection. 

The truck rolled over on it side and landed on the car.  Three people were involved in the accident, one was airlifted by Mercy Flight to a Rochester Hospital.


Photos by Greg Cotterill, Finger Lakes News Radio



One person was trapped in the car and was removed after firefighters cut the car with the jaws of life.

The truck was from Price Trucking Corporation in Buffalo, N.Y.

Seneca County Sheriffs are investigating the accident.  Junius Firefighters and North Seneca Ambulance responded to the scene.

Route 318 was closed to traffic for over an hour.

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