posted on July 05, 2011 16:49
One young man is being transported via Mercy EMS this afternoon following a violent rollover accident on the New York State Thruway.
An unidentified driver was eastbound on the Thruway when, for reasons unknown, he swerved off the highway, sped down the earthen shoulder, and overturned. His vehicle slammed into the opposite side of the ditch, just off the soft shoulder of Veterans Memorial Drive in the Town of Batavia.
2nd Assistant Chief Nathan Fix tells WBTA that the victim extracted himself from the vehicle via the passenger side door. He was evaluated for a time at the scene before being transported.
Accident factors, such as possible speed or alcohol use, are unknown at this time. Investigators continue to reconstruct the crash at the scene.