PEMBROKE — An Alden man has been charged with a felony after he turned himself in and admitted to being the driver of a car involved in a three-vehicle crash that seriously injured a motorcyclist last week.
Alexander J. Wuerch, 21, of Cherry Tree Lane “voluntarily presented himself” at the sheriff’s office about 5 p.m. Thursday.
Deputies said Wuerch admitted being the driver of a car that fled the scene of a crash on Route 77 Aug. 14.
He was charged with felony leaving the scene of a personal injury accident.
The crash happened about 9 p.m. when a motorcyclist, Travis R. Hartloff, 26, of Attica drove into the rear of a car that was making a turn into Sprinkles Creamery, an ice cream shop.
Hartloff was thrown from the motorcycle and landed in the middle of the road, where he was hit by a third car.
The driver of that car fled the scene before police arrived.
Hartloff suffered serious injuries and was taken by Mercy Flight to Erie County Medical Center.
A GoFundMe account has been established to help Hartloff.
The account says that Hartloff was in a coma initially, but “has been beating the odds and every day things seem to look a little bit better.”
He suffered a broken leg, pelvis, shoulder and ribs, along with internal injuries and bleeding on the brain.
To donate, go to https://tinyurl.com/yyvu87s7.