Friday, May 28, 2010

Motorcyclist killed in collision with bus

A 20-year-old motorcyclist died Thursday after hitting the side of a Metro Bus that was returning from the morning’s runs, according to a spokesman for the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority.

The victim, Tyler A. Likos, of Buffalo, died at the scene, said NFTA spokesman C. Douglas Hartmayer.

The noontime accident happened near 721 New Babcock St., the site of an NFTA garage.

Hartmayer said the bus had been traveling south on New Babcock and was turning left into the Babcock Station when the northbound motorcycle collided with it. The impact occurred forward of the rear door, he said.

There were no passengers on the bus at the time. Its driver, whose name wasn’t disclosed, was to submit to immediate drug and alcohol testing—a routine procedure, Hartmayer said.

“He’s quite distraught,” Hartmayer said of the driver.

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