Four people were injured in three separate motorcycle accidents in Jamestown, Ellington and South Valley on Monday.
Emergency response crews responded to two of the three accidents around 6:15 p.m. Monday. A 15-year-old male traveling on a gas -powered mini-bike crossed over Stateline Road in Frewsburg, unaware of any oncoming traffic, when he was struck. The boy suffered lacerations on his body, damage to his pelvic area and suffered head trauma. Frewsburg EMTs responded to the scene before the victim was flown by STAT Medivac helicopter to the Hamot Medical Center in Erie, Pa.
Around the same time, officials responded to a motorcycle accident on Route 62, near Waterman Road in the town of Ellington. The driver of the motorcycle failed to navigate a curve when he lost control of his bike. Both the driver and passenger were flown to hospitals by Starflight and Mercyflight. Assisting at the scene of the accident were Ellington and Kennedy volunteer firefighters and the Chautauqua County Sheriff's Department.
At left, the scene of a motorcycle accident on W. Sixth Street in Jamestown. At right, the scene of a two-passenger motorcycle accident on Route 62 in the town of Ellington, Monday.
The rider's names and conditions weren't available late Monday.
In another accident earlier Monday, one person was injured when his motorcycle was hit by a pick-up truck. At 10:21 a.m. at the intersection of W. Sixth Street and Murray Avenue, a 1997 Dodge 1500 truck struck a 2012 Kawasaki EX650B motorcycle. The operator of the motorcycle, Scott Lawson, 46, of Jamestown, was taken to WCA Hospital with a report of a serious leg injury.
Jason Hughes, 30, of Carver, Mass., was operating the truck at the time of the accident. At this time, he has been charged with one count of failure to yield right of way at a stop sign. He is in Jamestown visiting family.
According to police, Lawson was riding west on West Sixth Street. Hughes was traveling south on Murray Avenue and had a stop sign. A tractor trailer was attempting to navigate a turn that required Hughes to move out of the way. The operator of the tractor trailer allegedly motioned for Hughes to continue through the stop sign, signalling that it was clear. When Hughes proceeded through the intersection, he hit Lawson's motorcycle.
Both vehicles were towed from the scene.