Accident Sends Motorcyclist To The Hospital

June 6, 2012 Updated Jun 6, 2012 at 12:58 PM EDT

By WKBW News

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June 6, 2012 Updated Jun 6, 2012 at 12:58 PM EDT

Buffalo, N.Y. (WKBW) – It was quite a scene at the intersection of Delaware Avenue and West Utica Street just after 10 p.m. Tuesday night. Police said a woman hit a motorcyclist, then slammed into a fire hydrant. The hydrant was knocked right in the street. The impact was so intense it knocked off two of her tires.

51 year old Jeffrey Stanton of the Town of Tonawanda is in critical
condition at ECMC.

Charges are pending against the other driver, a 36 year old Buffalo woman. The Buffalo police accident investigation unit is awaiting test results.

The incident happened at 10pm at the intersection of Delaware Avenue and West Utica.

Investigators say the motorcyclist was traveling north on Delaware and the other driver was traveling west on West Utica, when the motorcyclist apparently collided with the other vehicle. The other vehicle then struck a fire hydrant and a light pole.

Police say the female driver fled the scene on foot. But with the help of witnesses, police caught up with her a short time later. Charges are pending against her.