Weekend News Briefing

Written by on August 25, 2018

Photo by our news partner The Batavian

Fatal two car crash in Batavia claims the life of a Medina Woman.
The Genesee County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a two car motor vehicle accident at the intersection of Wortendyke Road and Route 33 in Batavia that left a Medina woman dead.
The accident was reported around quarter after six Friday evening.
According to investigators a 2016 Honda Pilot heading south on Wortendyke failed to stop at the stop sign and struck the side of a 2018 Kia Sportage that was westbound on Route 33.
Both vehicles rolled off the south shoulder of the road coming to rest in the front yard of a residence.
The driver of the Kia, 80 year old Irene Cichocki of Medina was determined deceased at the scene.
The Honda had four total occupants. The driver, 17 year old Lauren Power of Scotch Plains New Jersey was issued an appearance ticket for failure to stop at a stop sign while the three other passengers were taken to Strong Memorial Hospital for minor injuries.
The cause of the crash remains under investigation however investigators have determined drugs and alcohol were not contributing factors.

Oakfield residents happy to see something done about dangerous intersection.
Ron and Jeanine Bauer have lived at the intersection of Albion at Lockport Roads in Oakfield for 30 years and they along with their neighbors have long-complained about dangerous traffic at the intersection.
Ron said his neighbors have written letters to different higher-ups in the past and nothing really changed accept for recently when they heard the intersection would be turned into a four-way stop.

The county will add stop signs to the north and southbound lanes of Albion Road at Lockport Road that will be flagged until drivers get used to them.
County Highway Superintendent Tim Hens said work crews will be at the intersection Monday to convert it to a four-way, or all-way, stop.

A quality night sleep for a man on mission biking across the country.
William Galloway is making his third trek across the nation raising awareness for people who suffer from Traumatic Brain Injury.
This is his second time visiting and unfortunately breaking down Batavia.
William has relied on the kindness of strangers in the form of donations and good will offerings to keep him rolling safe and sound.
He rolled through Batavia earlier this week but after breaking a serious component on his recumbent bicycle friends in the area brought him back to get it welded at Tri-County Welding on East Main St in the City.
William’s latest blessing has been complimentary of the management at the Quality Inn on Park Road in Batavia, giving him an overnight stay Friday night, allowing him the not so often afforded comfort of a soft bed and hot shower.

William usually sleeps under the stars during his travel in rural areas but will be enjoying the amenities and soaking in all the relaxation before heading back out on his recently fixed recumbent bike.

The Muckdogs defeated by the Crosscutters.
Friday’s ball game between Batavia and Williamsport ended in defeat for the home team with a final score of 8 to 3.
Batavia finishes up their series against Williamsport Saturday night and stay in Dwyer stadium for the start of a three home game series against State College Sunday evening.
First pitch for Saturday’s game is at 7:05 with Sunday’s slated for 4:05.
All the action can be heard live here with Andy Helwig on WBTA.


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