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Motorcyclist critically injured after running stop sign, colliding with car

NIAGARA FALLS – A 31-year-old man was hospitalized in critical condition Sunday after he ran a stop sign on his motorcycle and struck a car, police said.

The accident occurred just before 1:30 a.m. at 77th Street and Girard Avenue. Police said a car driven by Kimmie Darrah was turning left from Girard onto 77th when the cyclist, who was northbound on 77th, rode past the stop sign and hit the car.

The rider, who was ejected from the motorcycle, was taken to Erie County Medical Center by Rural/Metro Medical Services. He was not immediately identified by police.

Neither the driver of the car nor her two passengers were injured.

No charges were filed in the case, which is still being investigated by the police Crash Management Team.

Police are also still looking into a car-bicycle crash that occurred at about 9:30 p.m. Friday in the 4400 block of Porter Road. In that crash, a 50-year-old man was struck while crossing Porter on his bike and was taken to ECMC for treatment of nonlethal injuries. That victim has yet to be identified.