Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Wellsville crash injures two, one seriously

State police Monday afternoon investigated a serious two vehicle head-on crash on Bolivar Road near Lindy Lane in the town of Wellsville. Troopers listed the drivers as Penny L. Atkins, 69, of Wellsville and Lewis L. Winans, 62, of Wellsville. First responders from Wellsville EMS & Rescue used the jaws of life and other tools to extricate Atkins from her vehicle. Responders said it took about 40 minutes to free Atkins from her vehicle. She suffered multiple systems trauma and fractures and was flown from the scene by Mercy Flight to Erie County Medical Center in Buffalo. Winans was treated by medics at the scene for minor injuries. The Wellsville Fire Department provided on-scene support and traffic control. State police said the crash was reported at 1:35 p.m.