Mercy Flight Called Out To Head On Crash

November 26, 2011 Updated Nov 26, 2011 at 11:00 PM EDT

By WKBW News


Mercy Flight Called Out To Head On Crash

November 26, 2011 Updated Nov 26, 2011 at 11:00 PM EDT

ALDEN, NY ( NYS Police release) Alden based State Troopers investigated a two car, head-on collision which occurred on Broadway (ST-20) near Four Rod Road in the Town of Alden at 11:51 a.m. Saturday morning which resulted in the roadway being closed for several hours.

STEVEN B. HEY, age 22, of Alden, was traveling westbound on ST 20 when he crossed into the eastbound lanes and struck an eastbound vehicle operated by FREDERICK A. DOBO, age 56, also of Alden. Both passenger vehicles were extensively damaged with the operators being initially pinned inside requiring extrication by personnel from the Alden Fire Department.

Both drivers were transported by Mercy Flight to ECMC where they are being treated for extensive injuries which are not considered to be life threatening.

The cause of the accident remains under investigation.

“Move Over Law” Violation Leads to Felony DWI and Drug Charge

At 8:40 a.m. Saturday morning, Elma based State Police arrested JONATHAN W. MCGRATH, age 45, of East Aurora, N.Y. for Felony DWI and Unlawful Possession of Marihuana after he was stopped for a “Move Over Law” violation on ST 400 in the Town of Elma. MCGRATH was processed at the Elma Station where breath analysis revealed his blood alcohol content to be .09%. MCGRATH was previously convicted of Felony DWI in 2005. He was arraigned in Elma Town Court and then committed to the Erie County Holding Center.

Driver Who Stops to Assist at Accident Scene is Charged with Aggravated DWI

At 12:05 p.m. Saturday afternoon, Clarence based State Police arrested TERRENCE J. STEINER, age 57, of Clarence, N.Y. for Aggravated DWI after he stopped to offer assistance at the scene of a traffic accident on Wherle Drive in the Town of Clarence and was found to be impaired by alcohol. STEINER was processed at the Clarence Station where a breath analysis showed his blood alcohol content to be .20%, two and a half times the legal limit. STEINER was released to a family member and is scheduled to later appear in Clarence Town Court.