UPDATE: Three Injured in Three-Vehicle Crash at Kirk and Giese Roads
Three people were taken to two hospitals after a three-car crash Monday afternoon in Batavia. The injuries did not appear to be life threatening, officials said.
UPDATE: This post has been updated to include details on the number of people involved in the crash and where they were transported for injuries. The updates are highlighted below in bold.
Three people were transported for injuries Monday afternoon in a three-vehicle crash at Kirk and Giese roads, officials said.
The accident happened at about 5:15 p.m. Monday, Batavia Fire Chief Randy Deicke said. Deicke reported to the scene of the accident with fire crews.
Two people were taken to Provena Mercy Medical Center in Aurora and another was taken to Delnor Hospital in Geneva, Deicke said. A fourth person in one of the vehicles refused treatment.
The Firenet service at 5:51 p.m. Monday reported that extrication was needed for one of the cars involved in the incident.
A Batavia police operator confirmed that both the Batavia Police and Fire departments responded to the crash. No one picked up the non-emergency line at Batavia's Fire Station No. 1 during the crash, as they were tending to those involved at the scene.
The operator did not have any further information.
Mayor Speaks On Ambulance Service
Batavia Mayor Jeff Schielke on Monday evening mentioned the crash during the Mayor's Report portion of the Batavia City Council meeting. He spoke about the important need for ambulance service for residents.
This is what he said:
"The last two weeks we've had 95 ambulance calls," Schielke said. "Tonight we had an accident out at Kirk Road and Geise Road which we had four ambulances, our own two plus two more from outside of town, so when it rains on you, it pours. I think out of all services, the ambulance business is the most valued service we are doing for the citizens of Batavia as far as when they dial 911. Ninety-nine percent of the time they're seriously in need of us getting there as quickly as we can. They need that ambulance."