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Man Dies in Fatal Motorcycle Crash

Man Dies in Fatal Motorcycle Crash


A tragic motorcycle accident in Pendleton claimed the life of a Medina man on Thursday, as confirmed by the New York State Police. The incident occurred at the intersection of South Transit Road and Tonawanda Creek Road shortly after 1:45pm.



According to the police investigation, 51-year-old Vincent J. Hawkins was operating a motorcycle when it collided with a car. The collision took place when a 2018 Honda traveling northbound on South Transit Road entered the median and attempted to make a left turn onto Tonawanda Creek Road without yielding the right of way.



As a result of the collision, Hawkins was forcefully ejected from his motorcycle. Emergency services were immediately called to the scene and Hawkins was swiftly transported to Erie County Medical Center (ECMC) for treatment. Tragically, despite the efforts of medical professionals Hawkins succumbed to severe head injuries and was pronounced dead at the hospital.



The New York State Police are continuing their investigation into the circumstances surrounding the accident. It is a heartbreaking reminder of the importance of adhering to traffic regulations and exercising caution on the roads to prevent such devastating incidents.



The loss of Hawkins has undoubtedly left a void in the Medina community, and his family and friends are mourning the untimely loss of their loved one. As they navigate through this difficult time, they are surrounded by the support and condolences of those who knew and cherished Hawkins.



This tragic accident serves as a somber reminder for all motorists to remain vigilant and prioritize safety while operating vehicles. It is crucial to obey traffic laws, yield the right of way, and be aware of one's surroundings to prevent accidents and protect the lives of both drivers and pedestrians.



The New York State Police are urging anyone with additional information about the incident to come forward and assist in their ongoing investigation. No further information is available at this time - Man Dies in Fatal Motorcycle Crash.



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