Man injured in motorcycle accident in Niagara County

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PENDLETON, N.Y. (WIVB) – A 65-year-old man was injured Friday in what appears to be Western New York’s first motorcycle accident this spring.

The Niagara County Sheriff’s Office say Sharon Linforth, 73, of Lancaster turned into a driveway on Fisk Road in the Town of Pendleton around 5:30 p.m., directly into the path of a motorcycle operated by Richard Vanorder of Lockport.

Vanorder was taken to ECMC by Mercy Flight for an arm and leg injury. Linforth was transported by ambulance to Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital to be evaluated.

Linforth is charged with failure to yield the right of way. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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