Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Wellsville driver strikes motorcyclist in Olean

A Wellsville driver was charged after he struck a motorcyclist in Olean Monday. The crash occurred about noon at West State and Ninth. Police said Kenneth Stebbins, 79, of Madison Street in Wellsville failed to stop at a stop sign and struck a motorcycle operated by Dean Bissell, 62 of Allegany. Bissell was tossed off the motorcycle and the Stebbins vehicle continued on until it struck a house, causing significant damage to a porch. Bissell was treated at Olean General and Stebbins was treated at the scene for a hand injury. Police said Stebbins was charged with failure to yield the right of way at a left turn.