Motorcyclist critically injured in accident on Swamp Road in Byron
An Elba man is in critical condition at Strong Memorial Hospital following a single-vehicle motorcycle accident on Swamp Road in Byron this afternoon.
Thomas M. Legler, 49, was reportedly not wearing a DOT-approved helmet when he apparently lost control of his bike around 3:34 p.m..
The initial investigation indicates that Legler was westbound on Swamp Road when he failed to navigate a sharp turn in the roadway. His 2003 Harley Davidson crossed the double-yellow line and then skidded on its side, exiting the roadway on the south shoulder. Legler was ejected from the motorcycle.
There were no passengers.
Speed is believed to be the primary factor in the accident. Alcohol is not considered a factor.
Legler was transported to Strong via Mercy Flight.
The investigation is ongoing and being handled by Deputy Butler, Sgt. Walker and Sgt. Scott of the Genesee County Sheriff's Office Crash Management Team.