Niagara Falls, NY (February 16, 2023) – A motorcyclist, who has not yet been identified, tragically lost his life in a collision with a vehicle that was reported on Wednesday night, February 15th. The fatal crash occurred oh on Buffalo Avenue in Niagara Falls at approximately 8:00 p.m.
According to reports, a 56-year-old man from Niagara Falls was operating a motorcycle westbound on Buffalo Avenue when he approached the area near the I-190 northbound on-ramp. At the same time, the driver of a Toyota that was traveling eastbound on Buffalo Avenue attempted to make a left turn onto the on-ramp.
The Toyota subsequently struck the motorcycle rider, and emergency crews were immediately dispatched to the scene. The severely injured rider was transported to Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center with severe facial and head trauma. Shortly after arriving at the hospital, the victim was pronounced deceased.
The driver of the Toyota remained at the scene to assist authorities. That driver is currently facing pending charges. Buffalo Avenue was closed down throughout the area for approximately four hours while investigators began working at the scene.
The investigation is ongoing at this time.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the loved ones of the man who lost his life in this incident. Our thoughts are with all those who have been affected by this tragedy.