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Couple Lucky to be Alive After Crash on Thruway

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Rochester: Couple Lucky to be Alive After Crash on Thruway
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A car crossed over four lanes of Thruway traffic, ran over a ditch, and crashed into a fence in Genesee County Friday night.

Batavia firefighters joined local and State Police at the scene just after the crash around 10:30 p.m. Friday.

A man and woman were in the car when it went off the westbound lane, crossed the eastbound lanes, and narrowly missed a bridge.

The car wound up near Sherill Lane in the Town of Batavia, out of sight from the Thruway.

"They're extremely fortunate to cross all four lanes, and they ended up here at the dead end of Sherill Lane in the town, and it looks like they're going to have a good New Year’s," said Nathan Fix, Batavia Assistant Fire Chief.

Fix said he was surprised to see the man and woman standing near their car. They were not injured.

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