Two people were taken to the hospital when a motorcycle collided with a vehicle on Maple Road in Amherst Saturday afternoon.
The motorcyclist, Ryan J. Hudson, 25, of Amherst, was transported by Twin City Ambulance to Erie County Medical Center with serious injuries, said Amherst Capt. Patrick M. McKenna.
The driver of the vehicle, Linda Marie Johnson, 48, of Lockport, also was taken to ECMC for evaluation.
The crash occurred shortly after 4 p.m., McKenna said. Johnson, who was heading west on Maple, tried to make a left turn into the Boulevard Mall and collided with Hudson, who was traveling east on Maple, investigators said.
Hudson’s motorcycle was split in half, McKenna said. Half of the motorcycle vaulted into the air and came to rest several feet away from impact, he added.
Speed may be one contributing factor in this crash, police said.
Senior Investigator James Quigley is leading the investigation. The eastbound lanes of Maple were closed for several hours after the crash.