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Motorcyclist hospitalized and pickup driver ticketed after collision

An Akron motorcyclist was hospitalized and the driver of a pickup truck driver was ticketed after a crash Friday afternoon in the 600 block of Millersport Highway in Amherst early Friday afternoon, Amherst police reported.

Gary A. Karaskiewicz, 65, was taken to Erie County Medical Center for treatment of neck, back and chest injuries after a pickup truck driven by C.E. Stevenson, 63, of Buffalo, heading south on the highway, made a left turn in front of the northbound cycle about 12:38 p.m.

Stevenson, who was not injured, was issued traffic tickets for failure to yield and having an obstructed view in his vehicle.