posted on February 04, 2013 07:27
There has been a deadly accident involving trash collection with one of those plastic totes.
It happened Friday afternoon in the Livingston County Town of Leicester.
25-year-old Timothy Gorton of Caledonia was killed when he was pinned between two garbage trucks.
State Police said Gorton had stopped to help another garbage truck driver who was trying to empty an overloaded tote.
According to troopers, Gorton left his truck in reverse, it rolled backward, pinning him between the two trucks.
He was pronounced dead at the scene.
The city of Batavia has proposed abandoning its garbage collection program in favor of a more automated system using plastic totes.
An Attica man who was arrested for drunk driving was involved in a serious crash just a few hours later.
34-year-old Jeffrey Hamill of was arrested early yesterday morning in the town of Pembroke. After his arrest was processed Hamill called his girlfriend to give him a ride home. Instead, she drove him to get his car.
As Hamill was driving home, he slammed into a tree on Route-238 in the town of Darien. He’s in satisfactory condition at Strong Memorial.
A serious assault in Albion and the victim was not the intended target.
22-year-old Domingo Candelaria is charged with the brutal beating of another man on Friday.
It happened at a home on West State Street in Albion.
Police say Candelaria went to the home to confront a person he knew.
His intended target was not there but a confrontation developed between Candeleria and the homeowner, identified only as a 59-year-old male.
He suffered life threatening injuries and is listed in serious condition at ECMC.
Candelaria is charged with felony assault and is being held on 100-thousand dollars bail.
Batavia City Council continues its review of the next city budget.
Council has yet to publically discuss its pay raise, the use of state VLT money to continue funding the Economic Development Coordinators position, and the proposed Pay-as-you-throw trash collection system.
The council is holding a budget session tonight at 6.
The public is welcome to attend.
Buffalo Police Officer Patty Parete died on over the weekend after a long battle with spinal injuries she suffered after being shot on the job in 2006.
The gunshot wound had left Parete paralyzed from the neck down. . Her funeral will be held Wednesday.