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Pedestrian Hit by Bus in Chautauqua County

Silver Creek, NY (WBEN) A man has been flown to ECMC after sheriff's deputies say he was struck by a bus he was trying to flag down.

Around noon, Chautauqua County Sheriff's Deputies say 50 year old Robert Stankowitz was running after the bus along Route 5 trying to get it to stop. The Coach USA bus is known for stopping in Silver Creek to pick up and drop off passengers.

Stankowitz was flown to ECMC where he is in stable condition.

Route 5 traffic toward Dunkirk was rerouted for an hour.