- Charles Seiler, 44, of Tonawanda was killed Sunday when his cycle collided with a mini-van on the Interstate 190 ramp to the I-290.
- On Friday, Evans Police Officer Frederick Garrasi III was killed when his motorcylce collided with a car on Lake Shore Road near Rogers Road in Hamburg.
This time of year, say motorcycle experts, is a tough time for both motorcyclists and drivers.
"The bikes might not have been serviced yet for the season, and the roads may not be at their peak, with construction going on," says Peter Campanella of ABATE, who admits motorcyclists are not perfect. "Riders might not really be up to snuff on their skills yet."
Campanella says drivers and motorcyclists alike just need to take an extra second to spot each other. "It takes time to look for a motorcycle. It's tough to judge our speed and bikes are smaller," he notes.
Campanella says multi-vehicle accidents are common this time of year, with 2/3 of accidents happening at intersections.
"Look twice, save a life," advises Campanella."Doesn't matter if you're on a bike, you're pulling out onto the road or you're in a car going through an intersection, take a second, look twice, you might save a life."