Serious Injuries in Route 96 Crash
On December 18, 2013 at 6:30am the Oaks Corners Fire Department & Phelps Ambulance were dispatched to
the intersection of Route 96 and Hayes Road in the Town of Phelps for a reported motor vehicle crash involving
three vehicles with one rolled over. The 911 Center provided additional updates that four vehicles were
involved and that there were at least two victims trapped in separate vehicles.

Ontario County Deputy Fire Coordinator Scott DeCook (Car-7) was in the area and was the first unit on scene.
Car-7 reported two victims trapped and requested four ambulances, the Phelps Fire Department with an engine
for additional extrication equipment, and a medevac on stand-by. Oaks Corners Chief Brian Maney arrived on
scene and established a command post at his vehicle on the east side of the incident. Oaks Corners Engine
3211, Heavy Rescue 3271, & Rescue 3261 responded to the scene with a crew of 14. Chief Maney assigned
Deputy Chief Mike Reifsteck as the Operations Chief and had the Oaks Corners Crew begin extrication on the
patient trapped in the rollover. Chief Maney requested an Engine & Rescue from the Phelps FD to the scene to
begin extrication on the second entrapment. Chief Maney also requested an Engine & Rescue from the Geneva
FD respond to stand by at the Oaks Corners firehouse.

EMS staff requested two helicopters so Chief Maney redirected the Geneva engine to respond to New York
State Thruway Exit-42 to set up a pair of landing zones. Geneva Rescue 1171 was redirected to the scene for
additional manpower. Oaks Corners extricated the first patient 35 minutes after dispatch with the Phelps FD
finishing their extrication at 45 minutes into the call. Two patients were transported by Mercy Flight with serious
injuries. The remaining two patients signed off with EMS. The Border City FD responded to stand by at the
Oaks Corners FD with an Engine & Rescue. The Clifton Springs FD stood by in station for the Phelps FD. The
White Springs & West Lake Road FD's each sent an engine to Geneva to stand by.

Route 96 was closed by Oaks Corners & Phelps FD units for around four hours due to response, clean up, and
reconstruction of the crash. The Oaks Corners FD Auxiliary responded to the scene to provide refreshments.