79-year-old dead, another taken to ECMC by Mercy Flight in motorcycle/pickup crash in Cambria


CAMBRIA, N.Y. (WIVB) – A motorcyclist died in a fatal crash with a pickup truck Tuesday on Ridge Road in Cambria.


The motorcyclist who passed away from Tuesday’s accident has been identified as 79-year-old Patrick M. McDermott of North Tonawanda. His passenger, who survived the accident and was injured, is identified as Norma M. McDermott of North Tonawanda.

The driver of the Ford pickup truck who struck the motorcycle has been identified as 55-year-old Scott R. Perry of Ransomville.


Niagara County Sheriff’s deputies say that the pickup was driving on Ridge Road when the driver attempted to make a left turn into a private driveway.

While making the turn, the pickup struck a motorcycle with two riders that had been traveling the opposite way.

The driver of the vehicle was pronounced dead at the scene. The passenger was taken to ECMC by Mercy Flight for treatment.

The driver of the pickup truck was uninjured.

The names of all people involved are being withheld pending notification of the families.

The investigation is ongoing.

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