Saturday, June 21, 2008

Be Careful Out There

Bicyclist dies in Otisco crash with motorcycle

by Meghan Rubado and Robert A. Baker
Saturday June 21, 2008, 5:30 PM

State police investigate an accident on Otisco Valley Road today in Otisco where a woman was kiied when the bicycle she was riding collided with a motorcycle. Otisco, NY -- A woman died after she was struck by a motorcyclist while she was riding a bicycle along Otisco Valley Road about noon today, troopers said.

The woman in her 40s suffered serious injuries and was taken to Community General Hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

Motorcyclist Timothy Cebeniak, 41, of Marrietta, suffered minor injuries and was treated at Community General Hospital and released.

Both Cebeniak and the woman were heading south on Otisco Valley Road along Otisco Lake near Syratisco Lane, troopers said. The woman turned her bicycle from the south shoulder into the path of a motorcyclist, troopers said.

The woman, who wasn't carrying an identification, was dressed in bicycle gear, troopers said. Troopers were working to find out her identity Saturday night.

There were no witnesses to the crash. The woman was wearing a bicycle helmet, troopers said. An iPod player was found at the scene but investigators didn't find any headphones, troopers said.

The motorcylist told investigators he didn't know how the accident happened.

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