car / horse PI MVA

Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports on August 24, 2018  at approx. 11pm Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a one car PIMVA on Rt 96A in the Town of Romulus. Deputies report that Thomas Weiler, age 76 from Rochester NY, was driving his Honda CRV northbound on Rt 96A near the W Blain road , when it struck a horse in the road that had gotten loose from a nearby farm. There were no other occupants in the vehicle at the time of the crash. Weiler had multiple complaints of pain and  had a noticeable bleed from his head. He was treated at the scene then transported by South Seneca ambulance to the Town of Waterloo where it was met by the helicopter. Weiler was then flown by Mercy Flight air ambulance to Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester for further evaluation. The horse , which was owned by Daniel King age 32 of 1495 W Blaine Rd Ovid, was deceased at the scene . The vehicle sustained heavy damage and was towed from the scene .  State Route 96A was also turned into a single lane for nearly an hour while crews dealt with the accident. Seneca County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by New York State Park Police, New York State Police, South Seneca Ambulance, Mercy Flight Central, as well as Ovid Fire, Romulus Fire, Varick Fire, and Border City Fire Departments.