Motorcyclist taken to hospital after collision with car
City of Batavia Fire and Mercy EMS, along with Sheriff’s Deputies, responded at 3:45 p.m. today to a report of a car and motorcycle collision on Clinton Street Road, Batavia, near the golf course entrance Terry Hills.
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 crash.
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.
UPDATE: An accident report released by the Sheriff’s Office indicates that a 2020 Chevy four-door sedan pulled out of 5122 Clinton Street Road, Batavia, at 3:42 p.m. According to the report, the car was being driven by Dale Richard Gillmer, 70, from Buffalo. Brandon M. Pfeifer, 46, of Rochester, rode a 2004 Honda motorcycle. Gillmer’s sedan stripped the motorcycle. Gillmer was ticketed for failing to yield the right of way.
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.