Niagara Gazette

October 13, 2013

Man injured in Lockport motorcycle accident dies from wounds

Staff Reports
Niagara Gazette

The Amherst man involved in Wednesday's motorcycle crash in Lockport died from his wounds Sunday, the Niagara County Sheriff's Office announced.

William A. Carrigan, 56, the motorcycle driver, had been in critical condition at Erie County Medical Center since the crash. 

Motorcycle passenger Karin Young, 51, remains at ECMC in good condition, the sheriff's office said. 

Both were taken to ECMC via Mercy Flight after the motorcycle they were riding on crashed into a van that police say turned into their path at the intersection of South Transit and Rapids roads in the Town of Lockport shortly after 7 p.m. Wednesday.

An initial accident investigation by sheriff's investigators indicate that the motorcycle was northbound on South Transit Road, when the minivan, which was at the Rapids Road intersection and facing south, turned in front of the motorcycle. The motorcycle struck the passenger side of the minivan and the driver and passenger of the motorcycle were ejected from the motorcycle.

The minivan operator was treated at the scene and released.

The accident remains under investigation by the Niagara County Sheriff’s Office Accident Investigation Unit. No charges have been filed at this time.