Motorcyclist killed in Albion accident on Brown Road

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 2 August 2019 at 10:30 pm

Photo by Tom Rivers: A member of the State Police Accident Reconstruction Unit is at the scene of a fatal accident at the corner of Brown Road and East Bacon Road.

ALBION – A motorcyclist died this evening after hitting a pickup truck that was turning from East Bacon Road onto Brown Road.

The motorcyclist was going in excess of 100 miles per hour when it struck the truck on the side of the vehicle at about 7:30 p.m., said Chief Deputy Michael Mele of the Orleans County Sheriff’s Office.

Mercy Flight took the motorcyclist to Strong Memorial, where he was pronounced dead.

The Sheriff’s Office isn’t releasing the motorcyclist’s name, pending notification of family.

Mele said the motorcyclist is from Rochester and was riding on Brown Road, headed south with another motorcyclist riding behind, also from Rochester.

Mele said the driver of the truck didn’t see the motorcyclist. The driver told officers he felt like he was hit by an explosion.

The driver of truck wasn’t seriously injured and went to Medina Memorial Hospital.

Mele said the section of Brown Road just north of the intersection has a slight hill, making it difficult to see far down the road. The motorcyclist’s speed also made the black motorcycle difficult to see for the driver.

“Speed was definitely a factor,” Mele said.

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