SILVER CREEK – Emergency responders were busy with three serious accidents Friday afternoon in the Silver Creek area.
The first occurred at noon when a vehicle was struck as it pulled out of a gas station on Routes 5 and 20 near Irving. Emergency responders said one driver was injured. The Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office took the accident report for the incident. Names were not available.
The second accident at about 3 p.m. on Routes 5 and 20 was at the intersection of Hanford Road. State police said the first vehicle was pulling off the highway onto the shoulder and a second vehicle struck it from behind as it slowed down. The impact from the second vehicle caused the first vehicle to roll over. A fuel spill resulted, which closed down two lanes of the highway for about 45 minutes for clean up.
The driver of the vehicle that rolled over was transported to Lake Shore Hospital in Irving for treatment of injuries. One firefighter at the scene was overcome by heat and was also treated by emergency personnel.
The third accident was at about 4 p.m. at Alleghany and Versailles Roads in the Town of Hanover. Two vehicles were involved.
The Sheriff’s Office report was unavailable. A firefighter on the scene said there were injuries, but he did not know the extent.