A 56-year-old man was seriously injured in a motorcycle accident on Route 5 in the city of Dunkirk Tuesday around 5 p.m.
According to the Dunkirk Police report, the victim, whose name is not being released at this time, was heading down Route 5 when his motorcycle struck a car that was stopped at the light in front of the former St. Hyacinth School which now houses the Northern Chautauqua Boys and Girls Club.
The female driver of the car was uninjured and able to drive from the scene. The motorcycle was towed.
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Officials load the damaged motorcycle of an accident victim onto a truck Tuesday in Dunkirk.
The Dunkirk Fire Department and Alstar Ambulance were on the scene. Alstar took the motorcyclist to a helicopter, which transported him to Erie County Medical Center.
Dunkirk resident Randy Bialaszewski came to the scene as soon as he heard the ambulance.
"The man was laying on the road and he couldn't get up," he said. "I felt so bad for him. It was just one guy; thankfully no kid was with him."
"I tried to look at the car," he added. "It didn't look damaged. It looked like she was trying to turn onto Pangolin Street. "
The Dunkirk Police Department is still investigating.