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>Grand Island man dies in Whitehaven Road crash

A Grand Island man died Sunday after he lost control of his van, which crossed two lanes of traffic and landed in a ditch before flipping.

Timothy F. Weczerek, 29, was driving west on Whitehaven Road on Grand Island at about 3:30 p.m., when he lost control. Weczerek, who was not wearing a seat belt and was pinned beneath the wreckage, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Grand Island Fire Company summoned help from the Sheridan Park Volunteer Fire Department extrication team. Erie County sheriff's accident investigators also assisted.

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>Two injured in collision of motorcycle, bicycle

A North East, Pa., man and a Grand Island teenager were injured shortly before 2 p.m. Sunday when the boy's bicycle collided with the man's motorcycle.

The crash occurred on Grand Island Boulevard between Webb and Staley roads, the Erie County Sheriff's Office said. The 13-year-old bicyclist, who was not wearing a helmet, was treated by Grand Island Fire Company medics, then taken to Women and Children's Hospital, where he was being treated for a severe head injury, authorities said. The teen's name and condition were unavailable.

The motorcyclist, Mark Wolbert, 31, was being treated in Erie County Medical Center for head abrasions.

The bicycle may have moved into the path of the motorcycle, the Sheriff's Office said.

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>Driver in Amherst crash still in serious condition

An Eggertsville woman remained in serious condition Sunday evening following an accident that sent another vehicle into a house.

Margaret Medige, 46, on Saturday was driving a car that rear-ended another vehicle occupied by a couple, sending that vehicle into a house, Amherst police said. She was charged with driving while intoxicated.

Medige and the two others, whom police have not identified, were taken to Erie County Medical Center.

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>Motorcyclist in collision is in serious condition

CAMBRIA -- A Town of Niagara man was listed in serious condition Sunday evening after suffering injuries on his motorcycle Saturday.

Anthony M. Ross, 22, remains in Erie County Medical Center, Buffalo, where he was taken Saturday by Mercy Flight after his motorcycle was struck on Route 31 by a vehicle that was trying to turn left onto Old Shawnee Road, according to Niagara County sheriff's deputies.

The driver of the vehicle, Kenneth W. Hawkins, 53, of Sanborn, was cited for failure to yield the right of way. He was taken to Lockport Memorial Hospital, where he was treated for minor injuries.

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>SUV driver in crash into building dies

A Buffalo man who crashed his SUV into a building on Jefferson Avenue early Saturday has died.

Timothy Borden, 23, of Eden Street, died from his injuries in Erie County Medical Center. An autopsy is scheduled today.

Borden had been listed in critical condition after the crash, which happened at about 1:45 a.m. Saturday at 1198 Jefferson.

The incident happened about a block from a Fire Department station house. Firefighters heard the crash and rushed to the scene to assist Borden, who was alone in his vehicle, a 2008 Chevrolet Blazer.

Police have not released any other details on the crash, which they said remains under investigation.

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>Robbery victim resists assailant, is stabbed

A man stabbed in the city's Kensington-Bailey area was listed in stable condition Sunday afternoon in Erie County Medical Center.

Jonathan Thomas, of Millicent Avenue, said another man opened his car door near the corner of Davidson Avenue and Orleans Street just before 6 p.m. Saturday, police reported.

The assailant demanded keys and jewelry. When Thomas said no and swung at the attacker, the assailant pulled out a knife and began stabbing him, according to a police report.

The victim was stabbed in the chest and the left buttock. He also was cut on his left forearm.

Police did not release the victim's age.

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