Medina motorcyclist killed after collision on July 4 in Pendleton

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 8 July 2024 at 11:56 am

A Medina man driving a motorcycle was killed on July 4 in an accident in the Town of Pendleton in Niagara County, State Police reported today.

Vincent J. Hawkins, 51, was driving a 2012 Kawasaki motorcycle at about 1:47 p.m. when he was struck at the intersection of South Transit Road and Tonawanda Creek.

State Police determined that a 2018 Honda was traveling northbound on South Transit Road and entered the median and began to turn left onto Tonawanda Creek Road failing to yield the right of way to a 2012 Kawasaki motorcycle.

Hawkins was ejected after striking the Honda. He was transported to Erie County Medical Center for head injuries. While at ECMC, Hawkins succumbed to his injuries, State Police said.