At 3:43 p.m. today, the Batavia City Fire Department and Mercy Ambulance along with the Genesee County Sheriff’s Department responded to a call for Clinton Street Road near the course entrance Terry Hills golf course for a car that collided with a motorcycle. .
Deputies say a 2004 Honda motorcycle was heading east on Clinton Street when a 2020 Chevy Equinox pulled out of the Terry Hills entrance, heading west on Clinton Street, and hit the motorcycle at right angles. The male motorcyclist, from the Chile region, was ejected from his motorcycle approximately 3 to 4 feet and sustained an injury to his left arm and lower left leg. The Chevy Equinox driver reportedly did not see the motorcycle.
According to Sgt. Krzemien with the Genesee County Sheriff’s Department, the motorcyclist suffered serious but non-life-threatening injuries and was transported to Strong Hospital via Mercy Flight. The driver of the Chevy Equinox, of Amherst, was uninjured and was ticketed for not yielding. Alcohol was not a factor in the accident.
The driver of a vehicle that bypassed barricades at Seven Springs Road and Clinton Street was also charged in the crash.
“The driver told the fire chief on scene that his departure time was too important and that he didn’t care that there was someone fighting for their life in the middle of the roadway,” Sgt said. . said Krzemien.
This driver was charged with failing to obey a designated flag person. An assistant handed the ticket to the driver on one of the golf course’s greens.
The Stafford Fire Department was also called to assist with traffic during the accident.
Top photo: A crash involving a motorcycle and a Chevy Equinox on Clinton Street Road, Batavia, sent the motorcycle driver to Strong Memorial Hospital via Mercy Flight, above. Photos by Alecia Kaus.