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The driver of a motorcycle that collided with a vehicle on Maple Road in Amherst was in critical condition Sunday in Erie County Medical Center.

Ryan J. Hudson, 25, of Amherst was traveling east on Maple shortly after 4 p.m. Saturday when his motorcycle collided with a vehicle traveling west and turning left into the Boulevard Mall.

Amherst police, who suspect speed may have been a factor in the accident, said Hudson’s motorcycle was cut in half with one half of it propelled into the air.

The accident, which is still under investigation, resulted in Maple Road being closed to traffic for several hours Saturday.

The driver of the other vehicle, Linda Marie Johnson, 48, of Lockport, was treated at ECMC and later discharged.