Snow Causes Crash

No One Seriously Injured After Sedan Strikes Tree

No one was seriously injured after a sedan crashed into a tree on Route 430 in Bemus Point on Wednesday. The weather reportedly played a factor in the crash, fire officials said. P-J photo by Jordan Patterson

BEMUS POINT — No one was seriously injured in a motor vehicle crash Wednesday afternoon in the village of Bemus Point.

Firefighters and state police responded to Route 430 around 3 p.m. for a report of a sedan crashing into a tree. Mike Winne, chief of the Bemus Point Fire Department, said the driver lost control on the snow-covered road at the time of the crash.

Winne said the driver and passengers in the sedan sustained only minor injuries; no one required transportation to the hospital, he said.

Police reported several weather-related crashes and mishaps in the last two days in the wake of lake effect snow. On Tuesday, the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office reported two dozen accidents, while state police at the Jamestown barracks responded to five.

The National Weather Service in Buffalo issued a winter weather advisory through this morning. Accumulation of 3 to 5 inches of snow could fall in certain areas, causing slippery road conditions, the weather service announced.

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