On Friday, October 7th around 12:20pm a call came into the Village of Homer Police and Fire Department in the intersection of South-West St. (Route 281) and Cayuga St. (Route 90) for a reported motor vehicle accident with injuries.
When emergency officials arrived they found a man on a motorized bike was stuck by a pickup truck in the intersection.
Further investigation found the man on the bike was heading south-bound on the west shoulder of South-West St. and when approaching the intersection he then began to pass vehicles on the right that were stopped at the light. Once entering the intersection, he then made an immediate left to avoid a vehicle that made a left turn onto Route 90. The man managed to avoid hitting the vehicle, but entered the north-bound lane where he was then struck by the pickup truck.
The man, a 46 year old male from Moravia, was transported to Upstate Hospital in Syracuse by TLC Ambulance for non-life threatening injuries. The pickup truck driver was uninjured.
The Homer Police Department reports on an increase of people operating motorized bikes in the area and wants to remind people that once a motor is placed on a bike, it must be registered. Motorized bikes are also required to follow the rules of the road, and the operator wears a helmet.