SP Fillmore investigating a serious personal injury accident.
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The New York State Police Fillmore barracks is investigating a serious personal injury automobile accident that occurred at 2:42 am on ST-19 in the Town of Hume.
The operator was traveling west on ST-19 when he lost control of his 2007 Ford Focus. The vehicle traveled across the roadway onto the south shoulder striking a road sign and then striking the foundation of a church.
The operator Alek L Potter, 4/21/91 of Hume, NY, was transported via Life Net helicopter to Strong Memorial Hospital where he is listed in critical condition.
The passenger, Christopher M Jones of Fillmore, NY, was transported by Mercy Flight to ECMC and is currently undergoing surgery for non-life threatening injuries.
The Fillmore, Houghton and Wiscoy rescue squads all responded to the scene. The NYSP Collision Reconstruction Unit was also summoned to investigate. Alcohol and excessive speed are believed to be factors. Charges are pending.