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Two hurt in separate crashes on Kirk Road

A barrier and faint tire marks remain Thursday in front of a traffic pole at Kirk Road and Pine Street. A car hit the pole after a head-on collision with another car, Batavia Fire Deputy Chief Randy Banker said.
A barrier and faint tire marks remain Thursday in front of a traffic pole at Kirk Road and Pine Street. A car hit the pole after a head-on collision with another car, Batavia Fire Deputy Chief Randy Banker said.

BATAVIA – A man and a woman were taken to a local hospital after two separate Thursday afternoon crashes, one involving a motorcycle, on Kirk Road, said Randy Banker, Batavia deputy fire chief.

One crash involved an apparent head-on collision of two cars somewhere in the intersection of Kirk Road and Pine Street. The other crash involved a car and a motorcycle on Kirk Road about 100 yards north of the other crash, Banker said.

The Batavia Fire Department was dispatched to the crashes at 1:46 p.m. Thursday.

The two cars collided in the intersection and ended up in two different spots, Banker said. The car driven by the woman hit the traffic pole at the southwest corner of Kirk and Pine. The other car, driven by a male, ended up in a driveway of a home along Pine Street.

The man in the car in the driveway refused treatment at the scene, Banker said.

In the other crash, Banker said a male motorcycle driver was taken to a hospital, and the driver of the other car in that crash was uninjured.

The injuries of the man and woman transported were not considered to be life-threatening at the time of the crash, Banker said.

Banker did not have any other information about the crash and deferred other questions about the incident to Batavia police, who were not immediately available for comment Thursday afternoon.

Batavia resident Ann Thomas on Thursday was returning to her Pine Street home when she saw two tow trucks at the end of her block and a police squad car blocking the other end. She lives a few houses directly west of the Kirk and Pine intersection.

Thomas said two red cars, each with front-end damage, were towed away from Pine Street at Kirk Road.

“Its whole front end was just crinkled up,” Thomas said of the smaller of the two cars.

The two cars towed were the cars involved in the intersection collision, Banker said.

The motorcycle in the other crash also was towed from the scene.

Traffic was rerouted in the area while police and fire crews responded to the crash. Kirk Road and Pine Street were open to traffic Thursday afternoon after the crash scene was cleared.

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