Submitted by the Lewiston Police Department
On Friday, Chief Frank Previte was patrolling in the area of Creek Road and Jeffersons Way when he observed a motor vehicle accident involving a car and a motorcycle. First aid was immediately started with the help of a nearby resident. The driver of the motorcycle, a Ransomville resident, was treated by Lewiston Fire Co. No. 1 and transported to ECMC.
He later succumbed to his injuries at the hospital.
Preliminary investigation has revealed that the operator of the car was facing northbound on the shoulder and did a U-turn from the shoulder to the southbound lane and collided with the motorcycle.
The accident is being investigated by the Lewiston Police Department accident investigation unit, with the assistance of the Niagara County Sheriff's Office accident investigation unit.
The name of the deceased is being withheld pending proper notification of the family.