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Teen bicyclist severely injured when struck by a car

Thomas T. Schwarzmueller, 17, of Wilson, was rushed to a hospital after he suffered what Amherst Police said were severe head injuries suffered when he was struck by a car in the 2300 block of Millersport Highway about 3:50 p.m. Wednesday.

Amherst Police Lt. Tracy Martin said the youth was first taken to the nearby Millard Suburban Hospital but from there he was taken to the Erie County Medical Center because of the severity of his injuries.

The woman driver of the vehicle remained at the scene of the accident, which came just before the routinely busy rush hour traffic on Millersport. But by 5 p.m. the roadway was cleared for traffic. The accident remains under investigation by Amherst Police traffic investigators, Lt. Martin said.