Buffalo, N.Y. (WKBW) - It was the first spring-like weekend and the amount of motorcycles on the road increased but so did the number of accidents. Authorities are sounding the alarm.
The most recent accident was in Amherst. Police said Phillip Gaulin, 46, was riding the wrong way on Dodge Road when an oncoming car hit him. Authorities said he was not wearing a helmet, did not have a motorcycle license and the vehicle was unregistered. Gaulin was taken to ECMC where he remains in the Intensive Care Unit.
In Genesee County, Mercy Flight was called to the scene of a three-vehicle crash involving a motorcycle crashed on Bloomingdale Road in Basom around 3 p.m. Two Mercy Flight Helicopters were dispatched to the scene. Officials said a sedan with a motorcycle behind it crossed the centerline and hit a minivan head-on. No word on those victims' conditions.
Another accident happened on Friday night in North Buffalo on Hertel Avenue near Camden Avenue. Police said a 28-year-old man lost control of his motorcycle and drove up onto the sidewalk and crashed. Police believe the man was racing another biker at the time of the accident. He is in serious condition but his identity has not been released.
"So you need to be more aware of what's going on around you and what traffic is like and what's happening," Bob Weaver with Weaver Motorsports said.
Experts said with proper training, following the laws closely and simply being aware could prevent these crashes. They said it is not only the motorcyclists that have to be aware. All drivers must be mindful of vehicles on the road.